Denise Trammel

Denise Trammel



Denise Trammel’s proven excellence in the field of healthcare executive search is backed up by the numbers: over the past 15 years her polished consultative style that endears her to clients has resulted in more than 200 successful senior-level searches for health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, physician organizations, and post-acute providers. Denise’s clients recognize and value her commitment to recruiting top-quality, “best-fit” executives for their organizations’ leadership needs.

Denise has experience in all major functional areas (including operations, finance, strategy, clinical affairs, and more), but in recent years she has focused on physician executive search. She has been especially effective in ensuring the proper fit between team-oriented structures and physician candidates whose professional training and practice may be based on individual patient-physician dynamics.

Denise began her career as a clinician, transitioning into management consulting, working within national and regional firms to assist corporate as well as healthcare clients. At Coopers & Lybrand, she assisted hospitals with capital planning, including regulatory and financial feasibility analysis. At a boutique management consulting firm, she worked with Fortune 500 companies in hospitality, transportation, and manufacturing, assisting them in strategic planning, market analysis, business planning, and organizational redesign. Subsequently, she worked with a national post-acute company in operational leadership and regional marketing roles. Denise understands the healthcare mindset through her extensive professional and business experience; she is a knowledgeable partner with her clients.

An active member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives, Denise holds an M.B.A. in Health Care Administration and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, and a B.S. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.