Jim Pizzo is a Managing Director and National Physician/Value Leader for Kaufman Hall, responsible for directing the firm’s Physician Advisory practice, an integral part of the Strategic and Financial Planning practice.
With more than 30 years of healthcare consulting experience, Mr. Pizzo has held leadership positions as a Partner with Accenture, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Ernst & Young LLP, and Ernst & Whinney. At each of the firms, he led the Physician Services and Finance and Planning practices. Mr. Pizzo first assumed the role of Partner and Practice Leader in 1995.
At Accenture, Mr. Pizzo also was responsible for the Great Lakes Region, working with diverse clients, including freestanding hospitals, academic medical centers, physician and ambulatory providers, more than 20 of the largest health systems, and other healthcare organizations. His areas of focus included financial, strategic, and operations planning, and physician operations and ventures.
As hospitals and health systems face the challenge of developing and sustaining physician relationships in a rapidly changing environment, Mr. Pizzo brings solutions to help organizations align with their physicians. The Physician Advisory practice includes: physician growth planning; hospital-physician integration strategy development and implementation; physician work-effort allocation; physician performance optimization; physician-related mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures; and comprehensive planning for academic physician enterprises and physician affiliates.
Mr. Pizzo is an active speaker on current healthcare trends, frequently presenting on financial and physician issues and their impact on the healthcare industry to groups including the American Hospital Association, the Medical Group Management Association, The Governance Institute, and other industry associations.
Mr. Pizzo received an M.B.A., with concentrations in Finance and Marketing, from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Business Administration, with concentrations in Finance and Accounting, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.