Dr. Konety

Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer

Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA, is the CEO of University of Minnesota Physicians and Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs for the University of Minnesota Medical School. He also serves on the Executive Leadership Team of M Health Fairview. Dr. Konety is an internationally recognized expert on prostate and bladder cancer and a proven academic and clinical leader.

Holly Boyer

Holly Boyer, MD, Executive Medical Director, Specialty Ambulatory Services

Holly Boyer, MD, provides medical leadership for specialty ambulatory services across our organization, including those in our expanded partnership with M Health Fairview. She is a surgeon who specializes in nasal and sinus disorders, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Ruth Flynn

Ruth Flynn, JD, Associate General Counsel & VP Enterprise Risk Management

Ruth Flynn, JD, concentrates her practice on in-house medical malpractice defense, overseeing the clinical risk management team which includes oversight of claims management and the M Physicians captive insurance company.


Barbara Gold, MD, Chief Clinical Risk Officer

In her role as Chief Clinical Risk Officer, Barbara Gold, MD, is responsible for our practice standards regarding response to adverse health events, as well as comprehensive risk management education for physicians, residents and students to ensure the success of these standards. She is a practicing anesthesiologist and Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Mary Jo

Mary Jo Hadler, MBA, Deputy Chief of Staff

In her role as Deputy Chief of Staff, Mary Jo Hadler, MBA, supports CEO Badrinath Konety, MD, MBA, providing strategic advice and counsel, managing projects aligned with strategic goals of the organization and creating and maintaining cross-departmental relationships with key leaders for the University of Minnesota Medical School and M Physicians. She also serves as Program Director for the University of Minnesota Medical School's Strategy and Innovation Program, as well as Department Administrator for the Department of Urology.


Mary Johnson, MS, Chief Strategy Officer

Mary Johnson, MS, serves as Chief Strategy Officer for M Physicians with responsibilities to generate, develop and lead strategic growth opportunities for the organization. She is also the Chief Operating Officer for the University of Minnesota Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Medical School.

VP, Brand Marketing & Communications

Naomi McDonald, VP Brand Marketing & Communication

Naomi McDonald oversees strategic planning, development and execution of the aligned marketing and communications initiatives for M Physicians and the University of Minnesota Medical School. She also leads brand marketing for M Health Fairview. 

Runjhun Chief Operating Officer

Runjhun Nanchal, Chief Operating Officer

Runjhun Nanchal is Chief Operating Officer for M Physicians, leading clinical operations, process improvement, and facility management and our premiere academic Specialty Clinics and Surgery Center as part of our partnership with Fairview Health Services. 

Pete Mitch

Pete Mitsch, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

Pete Mitsch, CPA, serves as Chief Financial Officer for the University of Minnesota Medical School and M Physicians, providing leadership to both financial teams.

Nick Nyhus

Nick Nyhus, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, VP Human Resources

Nick Nyhus, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has responsibility for all M Physicians human resources functions within the clinical practice, including physician and staff recruitment, performance management, people engagement, compensation and benefits and organizational and leadership development.

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