Dale Varner, MD, MBA, FACS
Dr. Varner, a general and thoracic surgeon, is the President of PMG Healthcare Solutions. He also serves as the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Operations for Colorado Permanente Medical Group (CPMG). Dr. Varner is responsible for integrating medical group activities with marketing, sales and business development and has oversight of medical group IT functions and informatics.
Immediately prior to these roles, Dr. Varner was the Chief Operating Officer for CPMG, a 1,200 physician medical group. Dr. Varner has over 8 years of experience serving in physician executive leadership roles with expertise in utilization management, payment systems, performance management, strategy, finance and negotiation and hospital operations. Dr. Varner was a critical leader for electronic health records implementation for inpatient and outpatient facilities. During his tenure, the Kaiser Permanente Colorado region led the nation in quality outcomes and maintaining utilization goals.
Dr. Varner is an honorably discharged veteran, having served as a Colorado Air National Guard flight surgeon in Iraqi deployment in 2003.