Post Author: Scott Ellner, DO, MPH

Scott Ellner, DO, MPH

Scott Ellner has been a general surgeon for over 20 years, and can be reached at PEAK Health. He has transitioned into health care executive roles due to his passion for patient safety, quality, and value-based care delivery. His authentic leadership style inspires team members to navigate challenging situations, such as resistance to change and innovation, in order to bring about meaningful transformation. Most recently, he served as the CEO of Billings Clinic, the largest health system in Montana. During his tenure, Forbes recognized the clinic as the best place to work in the state. It was also at that time that he formulated a strategic growth plan that included the development of a level 1 trauma network and a rural-based clinically integrated network.

Prior to this role, Dr. Ellner led large physician groups and clinically integrated networks in major health systems. He holds a master’s degree in health care management from the Harvard School of Public Health, a master’s degree in public health from San Diego State University, and he completed his general surgery residency at the University of California, San Diego. Currently, he is enrolled at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, pursuing a health care law degree.