Michael Guthrie

Michael B. Guthrie

Executive-in Residence and Adjunct Professor

School of Business, 
University of Colorado-Denver

About Michael Guthrie

Mike Guthrie is executive-in-residence at the University of Colorado-Denver’s School of Business, program in health administration. He is also an executive coach, focused exclusively on physician leadership improvement.

He leads learning collaboratives for health care leadership teams, boards of trustees and physician leader groups within organizations. He is known as a thought leader in physician engagement and physician relationship strategy for hospitals and health systems. Guthrie has been a practicing physician, medical director, chief operating officer, health system CEO and senior executive for a national health care alliance.

Guthrie is a frequent speaker for health systems and national organizations on physician leadership, physician organizations, team management and health care strategy. He has served on the editorial advisory boards for several national health care journals and has published more than 50 articles on health care management and physician leadership topics. He serves on the executive advisory boards for companies that provide the health care industry with information technology, business services and customer support.

Areas of Expertise

  • Physician leadership development
  • Transition to leadership for physicians
  • Teamwork, team development
  • Group effectiveness
  • Introductory organizational theory and finance
  • Health system improvement in quality, safety and cost-containment


Amherst College

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

University of Colorado School of Business


  • Board certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


American Academy of Medical Directors, past president
ACPE, past president