Gordon Barnhart


Gordon Barnhart’s consultative focus encompasses integrating physician practices, restructuring organizations, core process changes, coaching newly promoted executives, redesigning leadership style and structures, changes in clinical practice, and corporate turnarounds. From assessing the current reality to guiding the development leadership strategies and tactics required to achieve the desired organization, Gordon’s end-to-end approach includes advising individual executives, executive teams and entire organizations as they all influence individual performance and organizational outcomes. He has also helped his clients with value-purchasing, patient centered medical homes (PCMH) and integrated delivery systems.

He served as an adjunct professor at the Business School of Xavier University and taught in the physician leadership program sponsored by Xavier and ChoiceCare (now Humana) for many years.


  • Leading the Heroic Journey: Drawing on the Wisdom of Cultures Throughout Time (Online, 2010)
  • “Physician Whiplash: Going from Great Medicine to Great Leadership” White Paper in The Physician Leadership Series. Click here to read the White Paper.
  • “Physician Integration & Leadership Performance: A White Paper for Health System Boards and Executives” White Paper in The Physician Leadership Series. Click here to read the White Paper.


  • B.A., Duke University
  • M.A., Clinical and Developmental Psychology, Antioch University

Clients Include

  • Banner Health
  • TriHealth group practice organizations
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Southcoast Health System
  • Mt. Carmel Health
  • Chester County Health System
  • Peace Health
  • Microsoft
  • General Motors
  • GE Aircraft Engines
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Mohawk Indian Nation
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

He is married to a professor emeritus at the University of Cincinnati and they have twins in college. Partly to make sure he experiences the change about which he consults and partly due to a love of music, Gordon is currently learning to play the violin.