Kevin M. Fickenscher serves as executive vice president of international healthcare for Dell Perot Systems. He is a physician executive and leader with extensive experience in strategic and operational development in complex healthcare organizations. He has provided leadership for various organizations related to technology and information management, organizational transformation and development, physician management, health policy analysis, leadership development, clinical quality and resource/care management, among other areas.
Before assuming his international healthcare leadership role within Perot Systems, he served as national director and partner for clinical transformation within the Global Health Solutions Group at Computer Sciences Corporation. In addition, he has served as chief medical officer for a number of healthcare organizations, including WebMD Corporation, Catholic Healthcare West and Aurora Health Care.
Early in his career, Fickenscher pursued an academic career and served as the founder of The Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota, a program dedicated to rural health service, research, and policy analysis, and as the assistant dean and president/CEO of the Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, one of six campuses for the MSU College of Human Medicine.
Fickenscher graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in 1978, obtained two years of family medicine training at the residency program in social medicine at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, and completed his last two years of training through the University of North Dakota. He obtained his Family Practice Board‐certification in 1982, and is a certified physician executive and fellow with the American College of Physician Executives and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.