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Barry C. Dorn, M.D.

Barry Dorn, M.D. is President and CEO of Health Care Negotiation Associates (HCNA) and is Associate Director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Tufts University School of Medicine, held the position of Interim President and CEO of Winchester Hospital, and has a private orthopedic practice in Winchester, Massachusetts.

Dr. Dorn is among the leaders in the development of the negotiation and conflict resolution field. He is a member of the original Faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. He is a past national Co-Chair of the Health Sector for the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. Dr. Dorn is a contributing author of the 1995 book Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration, winner of the Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution Annual Book Prize Award and the Book of the Year Award from the Journal of the American Nursing Association. Excerpts of the book were selected by the American Medical Association for serialization in their newspaper.

As a partner of Health Care Negotiation Associates, Dr. Dorn has trained many groups, including the President’s Forum of the American Medical Association, leadership of the American Urological Association, participants at the AMA National Leadership Conference, and the executive leadership of the Massachusetts Medical Society. He has consulted to health systems and physician practices across the country on acquisitions, mergers, strategic planning, and interdepartmental facilitation. He has been able to bring together groups with diverse interests and to build collaboration among the parties.

Dr. Dorn is a Senior Mediator with the Boston-based Center for Health Care Negotiation. His work with the Center includes mediation of conflict between hospital-based physicians, as well as medical disputes between patients and physicians.

Dr. Dorn received his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He interned at Boston City Hospital and received training in General Surgery at Temple University and the University Hospital in Boston, with affiliations at the Lahey Clinic, the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, and the New England Baptist Hospital. He is published in the field of orthopedic surgery as well as health care negotiation and conflict resolution.