Michael Harris, MD


Michael T. (Mickey) Harris, MD is the founder of MTH Health LLC, a healthcare leadership consulting practice in New York. Mickey is a physician and senior healthcare operations executive with over 25 years of progressive multispecialty group practice, academic departmental and enterprise-wide health system leadership. He is a recognized mentor for the leadership development of both healthcare executives and physician leaders. Mickey is a surgeon who practiced for 30 years with an international reputation in reconstructive gastrointestinal surgery who helps provider organizations effectively bridge the worlds of physicians and non-physician executive leadership.

Professional Experience

Prior to founding MTH Health, Mickey was the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Englewood Health in northern New Jersey. In this position, he was accountable for inpatient operations and oversaw all clinical departments, as well as nursing, quality, perioperative services, labor and delivery, emergency department and intensive care units, behavioral health, and Englewood’s world-renowned Institute of Bloodless Medicine and Surgery and Patient Blood Management. He was a senior leader in the formation of Englewood Health Physicians’ Network, which grew to over 400 providers in 70 locations in a five year period. Prior to Englewood Health, Mickey was the Vice Chairman of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, where he helped overhaul the revenue cycle while maintaining the highest quality and exceptional patient experience outcomes. At Mount Sinai, he created one of the first Business of Medicine courses for medical students in the US. He is author of the book, Excellence with an Edge: Practicing Medicine in a Competitive Environment, which includes a forward by Quint Studer.

Industry Speaking Engagements

  • Trillium Health Partners, Ontario, Canada
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Leadership Academy
  • Cerner Community Works Summit (Kansas City)
  • NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
  • Einstein – Montgomery (Philadelphia) Medical Staff Annual Meeting
  • Society for the Advancement of Blood Management
  • Louisiana Heart Hospital Leadership Retreat
  • Association of Academic Surgical Administrators (AASA)
  • Quorum Health Corporation National Physician Leadership Academy
  • What’s Right in Health Care®
  • University of Washington Leadership Development Institute
  • Aurora St. Luke’s (Milwaukee) Medical Staff Annual Meeting
  • Cornell University College of Human Ecology Masters Program
  • William Osler Health System (Toronto) Leadership Forum

Education and Certifications

  • MD, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University
  • Diplomate, American Board of Surgery
  • Aresty Scholar, The Wharton School, PHLA

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Association for Physician Leadership
  • ​Society for the Advancement of Blood Management


  • Excellence with an Edge: Practicing Medicine in a Competitive Environment – Firestarter Publishing 2010
  • Building a Reputation and Successful Career – in Baum, et al (ed): The Complete Business Guide for a Successful Medical Practice. Springer Science and Business Media, 2015
  • Billing, Collections, and the Revenue Cycle – in Baum, et al (ed): The Complete Business Guide for a Successful Medical Practice. Springer Science and Business Media, 2015
  • Colorectal Carcinoma - in Singleton J (ed). Primary Care. Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, 1999

  • Over 25 scientific papers in top peer-reviewed journals
  • To Sell or Not to Sell? Four Crucial Steps Private Practice Owners Need to Take Before Answering This Question,” Becker’s Hospital Review, March 11, 2011

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