Dale Varner

Dale Varner, MD, MBA, FACS

Breast & General Surgeon at Colorado Permanente Medical Group (CPMG)

Graduated from University of Denver – Daniels College of Business; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and California State University-Northridge

Previous American Lung Association Board Member

I have over 8 years of experience serving in physician executive leadership roles, with expertise in utilization management, payment systems, performance management, strategy, finance and negotiation and hospital operations. I was drawn to being part of Mental Health Partner’s board. As a surgeon, my training focused on a physical orientation, yet I learned early that psychological wellness cannot be separated from physical health, and vice versa.  We need to incorporate the holistic view for the best care delivery.  MHP is a strong mental health care delivery arm in our counties, I want to be a part of better connections between the two. In my free time, I focus on beekeeping. Working with bees is quite centering for me. I also enjoy canoeing and sailing.

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