ROBERT FISHER, MD
Robert is currently the CEO of Fisher Strategy (www.rfisher.com), a firm providing business advisory services specializing in the areas of organizational and leadership development and strategy, partnering, negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution and leadership turnarounds. His client companies have ranged from Fortune 100 and 500 corporations such as Wells Fargo and Kaiser Permanente to pre-IPO start-ups, such as Salesforce.com and from partnerships to family-owned businesses. His industry span includes finance, software, medical testing, pharma, Big Four consulting, healthcare, university technology transfer, and board structure and board governance.

For over 15 years prior to launching his management consulting career Robert practiced clinical psychiatry. Over the last 16 years he has worked at senior management and board levels as a trusted advisor on strategy and functional effectiveness of organizations. He is particularly adept in high pressure, high conflict, quick turnaround, difficult and complex decision making situations. He is savvy, fast, strong and confident in his help to leaders, senior teams, boards and entire organizations to drive quickly to novel and solid outcomes and directions. His process is hands on and collaborative. His skills in systems and the nuances and complexities of individual thinking and decision making, conflict resolution and motivation make him a unique and valuable member of the Alpine Strategy Group team.

In addition, as a physician Robert brings a special presence and content knowledge to healthcare, and is the founder of the Center for Medical Democracy, a consortia of business and healthcare leaders working together to help create a better healthcare future (www.medicaldemocracy.com). He is also the founder of the Health Care Futures Opinion Series where he interviews opinion leaders in healthcare and business about the future of healthcare in this podcast series. He has been a Board Member of the Science and Technology Corporation of the University of New Mexico for the last 9 years, where his leadership has helped with issues relating to intellectual property disclosure and faculty relationships, corporate governance, technology commercialization, and international relations.

Robert received his AB, Human Relations from the University of California, Berkeley, and his MD and MSPH from the University of Missouri, Columbia. His internship was at USPHS Hospital, San Francisco and Psychiatry Residency at UCSF Langley Porter Institute, San Francisco. He was a Public Service Science Resident of the National Science Foundation, and is a Diplomate at the American Board Psychiatry and Neurology.