Susan F. Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D.
Human Resources and Integrative Medicine
SUSAN F. REYNOLDS, M.D., Ph.D. has served as the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles based Executive Search firm, Susan Reynolds and Associates, since 1998,
catering to the medical industry by providing leadership and management consulting, along with executive coaching and career transition counseling. From 1993 to 1998
she was a keynote speaker on health care reform for the Nationwide Speakers' Bureau; President of Health Care Reform Consultants, preparing a presidential
briefing book for President Clinton called "Building a Healthy America", which outlined an alternate strategy for national health care reform; founded and led the Physician Executive
Practice at Heidrick & Struggles, and was a Managing Director for Russell Reynolds Associates.
In 1967 she graduated Valedictorian and Magna Cum Laude from Springside School in Philadelphia and in
1970 graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY with an A.B., Cum Laude Generali et Cum Laude in Materia Subjecta, in Chemistry with a Distinction in Biochemistry. Her education was furthered at
the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, where she received a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry and an M.D. in 1974 and 1976 respectively, completed her Internship in Internal Medicine and Residency in
Internal Medicine with specialization in Critical Care Medicine during 1976 to 1979, followed by a Fellowship in Cardiology with specialization in Critical Care Medicine and Administrative Medicine from
1979 to 1981.
From 1980 to 1981 she was the Director of Critical Care Services for Century City Hospital at National
Medical Enterprises, where she was responsible for the reengineering of four intensive care units, increasing the quality of care while making them more cost effective. An audit of this process resulted in
the hospital successfully getting a two-year accreditation from JCAH. From 1977 to 1982 she was an Emergency Physician based at Santa Monica Hospital. From 1982 to 1994 Dr. Reynolds was the Medical
Director and CEO of the Malibu Emergency Room and Family Medical Center serving 150 square miles of the semi-rural, isolated community of Malibu which has no hospital and Co-Produced the Malibu
Emergency Room Benefit Concerts headlining Linda Ronstadt, December 1982; Johnny Carson, March 1984; and Eddie Van Halen, May 1985.
While in Malibu Dr. Reynolds became a contract physician responsible for all Workers' Compensation cases, pre-employment and annual physicals for Hughes Aircraft employees at the Malibu facility from
1985 to 1993. She was also the Community Outreach Director for Saint John's Hospital in Malibu from 1991 to 1993 developing and implementing a community outreach program, which increased St. John's
market share in Malibu by 6.9% in the first year of program. In 1994 she was the Vice President of Associated Physicians of Saint John's where she also served as a Utilization Reviewer for a 330 physician
IPA, and from 1994 to 1995 she was the Director of Urgent Care Services and Women's Health at the Prairie Medical Group.
Dr. Reynolds was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the Transition Team Task Group on Health Care Delivery from 1992 to 1993, and then served another year on the Clinton Health Care Task Force,
Member White House Health Professionals Review Group, where she created the "Smart" Card in the Clinton Health Plan. From 1994 to 1998 she was academically appointed to the UCLA School of Medicine,
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine Division.
During 25 years of her illustrious career she has received Honors such as the Woman of the Year,
California's 44th Assembly District; American Medical Women's Association, Community Service Award for California; Distinguished Alumna, Springside School, Philadelphia; Malibu Times Citizen of the Year;
Los Angeles County Distinguished Service Award; Distinguished Citizen Award, County of Los Angeles for founding the Malibu Emergency Room; Emil Bogen Research Prize, UCLA School of Medicine; and Phi
Beta Kappa, Vassar College.
Professionally she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy for Guided Imagery, American
Medical Women's Association, California Medical Association, Los Angeles County Medical Association, California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and has been a member of the
Board of Directors of A Call to Serve (ACTS) International, the Los Angeles Pediatric and Family Medical Center, American College of Emergency Physicians, President of the American Association of Women
Emergency Physicians, California State Director and Western Regional Governor of the American Medical Women's Association, President of the Malibu Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Malibu Rotary
Club. She is licensed as a Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, holds California Medical License #G34506, and DEA #AR7615175.
To her credit, she has given more than 45 Public Speaking Engagements, produced 7 large organized conferences in which she participated as a speaker, and has authored and coauthored at least 20
Referenced Publications. Her soon to be published book is entitled "Leading From Inside-Out: A Mind-Body-Spirit Approach to Leadership Development and Organizational Transformation, which may be
formatted into a PBS special later this year.