R. Geoffrey Elmore

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OB/GYN and healthcare leader R. Geoffrey Elmore, in brief.

R. Geoffrey Elmore

Home: Santa Fe, NM.  Age: 45.  Birthplace: San Antonio, TX.  Profession: OB/GYN physician. Pronouns: He/Him/His.  Alma mater: University of Texas at Austin; University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; Brown University.  Languages spoken: English and Spanish.

Recent professional development: Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership from Brown University.  What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Currently looking to transition from solely clinical care to leadership.  Hobbies: Scuba diving, traveling.  Last book read: Unreasonable Hospitality, by Will Guidara.

Personality profile: Empathic, ESTJ-A (extrovert, observant, thinking, judging, assertive).  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Caring.  Moral compass: Treat others as they would like to be treated.  What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Nurses.  What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? Travel.  What is at the top of your bucket list? Traveling through Bhutan.  How do you relieve stress? Exercise.  What is your go-to workout? Weight-lifting.  

What was your first paying job? Clean-up crew on a construction site.  What movie have you repeatedly watched? Silence of the Lambs.  What’s the best advice you received growing up? Always be curious.  What’s the best advice you received in your career? Avoid silos.  What is your go-to source of news and information? New York Times, Becker’s, LinkedIn, Harvard Business Review.  What company or organization do you most admire? Mayo Clinic.  What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? The death of my mother.

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field?

Addressing the shortage of maternal healthcare providers in a multi-faceted manner.

What change would you like to see in the world? Universal healthcare in the United States. What mega-trend most excites you? AI.  What mega-trend most concerns you? AI.

As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? Always wanted to be a doctor.  After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? My dog.  What advice would you give your younger self? Worry less about what people think about you.  What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? Residency years.

Personal mission: Find and bring joy to others and myself though through better health.  Favorite quote: “Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny” (Lao Tzu).

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