RLI Taking the Lead Podcasts

Episode 14: Sanjay K. Shetty, MD, MBA, FACR


Listening, Learning and Leading

October 17, 2019

In this episode, Sanjay Shetty, MD, MBA, FACR, Executive Vice President for Corporate and Business Development at Steward Health Care, discusses his rise to physician executive at the largest privately held, physician-led health care network in the United States. He shares how his family, early leadership experiences in school, and his decision to pursue an MBA and secure a role outside of radiology has given him the perspective and skills needed to be a successful leader. In this conversation, he reveals why listening is so critical to being a leader and building a team, why it is important to have a council of advisors, and how he gives back to the profession.

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Sanjay K. Shetty, MD, MBA, FACR

Sanjay K. Shetty is the Executive Vice President for Corporate and Business Development of Steward Health Care System. Steward is the largest privately held, investor-owned health system in the country, with a focus on providing high quality, high value care through its integrated healthcare delivery model. Previous to this, he served as President of Steward Medical Group, an 1,800-provider multispecialty practice with providers in 11 states and as President of Steward’s ACO, Steward Health Care Network, where he was responsible for Steward’s quality and financial performance under alternative payment models.

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After 30(!) years in New England, I traded in my snow boots for cowboy boots and moved to Dallas this summer with my family, including my wife Greeshma and my two kids. This was because my company relocated its HQ to Dallas, and I was grateful to be living and working in the same place after a year of weekly commuting. My wife and I will be celebrating our 20 year anniversary next Spring.

We love to travel and we are definitely foodies - in the past few years, our favorite trips have included Kenya/Tanzania, Thailand/Cambodia, and Spain. When booking our trip, the dinner reservations are usually done before the hotels!

I love TV and movies, and I have maintained my terrible habit of always having the TV on while doing work at home (cultivated through years of afternoon cartoons as a kid). As a result, most people are shocked when I tell them how many shows (on every streaming platform) I have binged. Some of my current favorites: Succession, The Expanse, Fleabag. I have also watched every episode of Survivor (including watching the final episode of the first season back in 2001 with one of my night float patients while on call as an intern!) I also enjoy playing Overwatch on the Xbox - I like to blame my teenage son for this, but it is really all me.

We love to be active. I'm a recent Peloton convert, and I'm in the gym at 5:30 a few days a week.

While I'm excited about Dallas, my loyalty to the Patriots will endure. I have already attended events of the NE Patriots Fans of Dallas within a month of moving here.

Drinks? Yes. I'm a bourbon drinker, but still working on growing my collection.

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