Buffkin / Baker Names Megan Berlinger Partner
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., 2023– Buffkin / Baker, a partner-led executive search firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Megan Berlinger, where she will be responsible for creating value for clients in the firm’s health care delivery vertical.
Berlinger joined Buffkin / Baker in 2022 as an associate partner actively engaged in academic medicine searches with a focus on serving AAMC institutions and health systems. She has more than 16 years of experience in school of medicine and health system administration, serving in key roles at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, including heart & vascular service line administrator and department administrator. Berlinger used that experience when she transitioned to executive search, incorporating operational experience into the recruitment process.
“Megan has a wealth of experience in conducting executive searches in academic medicine, both physician executive and health care executive searches. She continues to leverage that experience to truly serve our clients and deliver outstanding results,” said Craig Buffkin, managing partner. “We are so proud to name her a partner in the health care practice and look forward to her contribution to the future success of Buffkin / Baker.”
Berlinger holds a bachelor’s degree in public health and master’s in health care administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is certified within executive coaching and a founding partner for the Elevate Institute. Berlinger is an adjunct professor at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, where she teaches and advises within the health policy and management division.
“I have always enjoyed being part of a team and impacting the health of our communities, and this is an exciting time given the challenges and opportunities in health care,” said Berlinger. “Leadership is more important now than ever. Partnering with organizations across the country to recruit top talent and working alongside the strong team of leaders at Buffkin / Baker is an honor and privilege.”