The newest DLE Advisory Board member brings extensive experience in the development of future doctors and leaders. We are excited to welcome Ken Faber, MD, to our DLE community.
Reflecting on his leadership roles within the medical community, Ken says that he has sought “to develop, coach and expose emerging leaders to the endless possibilities they could achieve through humility, empathy and vulnerability.”
He has worked with teams to change their culture to one built around safety and shared purpose. His experience has taught him that the best way to motivate people to perform is through the development of relationships with peers and leaders who together embrace complexity and uncertainty as pathways for learning and growth.
Ken grew up in the Detroit area as part of a vibrant Jewish Community and did all the things that Jewish kids did in the 60s and 70s, when people had to learn to make friends without the aid of playgroups, social media or parents who knew from minute to minute what their children were doing.
He attended public schools and eventually enrolled at the University of Michigan as an undergraduate, then as a medical student. He graduated with his MD and served his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the Maine Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Duke University.
Ken joined the faculty of the University of Colorado as an assistant professor in the Reproductive Endocrinology (RE) department before joining a private practice in Denver, Colorado. After leaving private practice, he joined the Colorado Permanente Medical Group (CPMG) as a clinician and the RE department head.
Over his 21 years with CPMG, he served as a board member and took on a series of leadership positions as Chair of the Institutional Review Board, Senior Director of Resource Stewardship and finally Vice President of Resource Stewardship and Value. He left CPMG in 2019 to join the telehealth company Grand Rounds (now Included Health) as the Vice President of Clinical Care.
Most recently, Ken became the Chief Medical Officer for Community Health Programs, Inc. in the Berkshires (MA). He lives with his family in Denver, CO, where together they enjoy cycling, hiking, reading, cooking and eating. He is also an artistic blacksmith and woodworker.
Ken looks at the DLE as an opportunity to bring his experience in medicine to the larger community of learners and leaders. “I am most looking forward to learning the challenges that nascent leaders face in navigating extraordinary complexity. The disruptions that COVID has caused in our social and economic frameworks require that all of us find communities that can support our growth.”