Audrey Barker, MBA

Vice President, Physician Recruitment

Audrey Barker has an extensive background in physician recruitment and business development, most recently leading the recruitment efforts of 9 hospitals, 7 freestanding emergency departments and over 120 outpatient facilities for Kettering Health Network in Dayton, Ohio, while providing direct contractual and relational support to more than 500 employed physicians. During her time at Kettering, she successfully placed more than 225 physicians in the region and served practices of multiple sizes and affiliations, including hospital employed positions, multi-specialty private groups and independent practitioners, as well as research and academically focused clinicians. Barker published The Physician Recruiting Standard – The Delta Companies in 2018, which discusses strategies for physician retention and preventing burnout.

Ms. Barker received her undergraduate degree in business and marketing at Ohio University and went on to obtain her Master’s in Business Administration at Indiana Wesleyan University. For more than six years, she has been a Fellow of the Association for Advancement of Physician and Provider Recruitment.

Providing expert service to physicians and residents alike, Ms. Barker says, “I take great pride in serving physicians – facilitating for them and their families in helping to shape their future. My approach is personal and relational in communication style, as I find this critical in establishing strong partnerships. I feel honored to play an integral role in finding the perfect fit for a physician’s unique skills and interests both personally and professionally.”

Ask me about speaking engagements and education for your programs on topics including:

  • Physician Retention and Preventing Burnout
  • Navigating Contracts: Hospital Employed vs. Private vs. Private Equity
  • CV Review and Creation
  • Site Visit Etiquette: How to Conduct Yourself During an Interview