Dr. Kevin M. Fickenscher

Kittery Point, Maine
United States

Focus Areas

Policy & Education


Kevin M. Fickenscher, M.D., CPE, FACPE, FAAFP serves as the President/CEO of Chairman of CREO Strategic Solutions, LLC - a network of leading healthcare professionals who provide strategic advisory services for healthcare organizations. Kevin is very involved in the use of tele-technologies for delivering care outside of traditional healthcare institutions with better outcomes, lower cost and enhance service capability. He has previously served as the President/CEO of AMIA - the leading association of professionals involved in transforming healthcare through the analysis of information which serves as the source of innovation to support the creation of knowledge. In addition, he served in a variety of domestic and international positions for Dell Healthcare Services (NASDAQ: DELL) and Perot Systems prior to their acquisition by Dell in November 2009. At Perot, he served as the Chief Medical Officer, developed and led the healthcare consulting practice; and, served as the head of International Healthcare Services based in London. He has also previously served as the Chief Medical Officer for Catholic Healthcare West (now Dignity Health) based in California and Aurora Health Care based in Milwaukee. Early in his career, he held a number of academic roles as an Assistant Dean with Michigan State University and Founding Director of the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health, a nationally recognized research and policy center focus on rural healthcare. Dr. Fickenscher is a recognized physician executive leader with extensive experience in strategic and operational development in complex healthcare organizations. He is considered to be a thought leader related to technology, information management and leadership and holds extensive experience in organizational transformation, physician management, health policy analysis, clinical quality and resource/care management. Dr. Fickenscher has consistently been ranked among the Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. He regularly participates in discussions and debates related to the future of healthcare, including testimony before Congress and various international healthcare forums. Among his other accomplishments, he was also a Regional White House Fellow finalist [1984], a Kellogg National Fellow [1985], an Emerging Leader in Healthcare [1991], Health Advisor to the 1988 Biden for President Campaign; and, on the Clinton Healthcare Task Force for both the first and second terms. Dr. Fickenscher graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in 1978 and trained as a family physician. He obtained his Family Practice Board-Certification in 1982, and is a Certified Physician Executive and Fellow with the American College of Physician Executives and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He recently published a book on leadership, "Toto's Reflections: The Leadership Lessons from The Wizard of Oz ," a book that uses the story of Oz as a metaphor for lessons in leadership. He speaks widely and frequently throughout the world on various topics including the future of healthcare and leadership.