Seton Leadership Team

Prathibha Varkey, MD

VarkeyPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Clinical Enterprise

Dr. Prathibha Varkey is President and CEO of Seton Clinical Enterprise, which is made up of non-profit health care organizations and physician practices affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family, including more than 1,600 employed providers and staff. Among them are 420 physicians and 246 medical residents offering more than 40 medical specialties to patients at more than 90 locations.

Before joining Seton, Dr. Varkey was a professor of Preventive Medicine and professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She served as associate chair of the Department of Medicine with 640 faculty, and medical director of Ask Mayo Clinic, a national nurse triage line with 1.5 million covered lives. Dr. Varkey has previously served as vice chair for the Outpatient Practice Committee for Mayo Clinic Rochester; program director for the Preventive Medicine Fellowship; and director of the Quality Improvement Curriculum at Mayo Medical School, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education and Mayo School of Continuing Medical Education.

She serves as the president-elect of the American College of Medical Quality and is a member of its Board of Trustees. Dr. Varkey is the editor of two books: “Medical Quality Management” and “Preventive Medicine and Public Health.” She is a recipient of the 2010 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach” award; the 2009 American College of Medical Quality Service Award; the 2009 American College of Preventive Medicine Rising Star Award; the 2009 Minnesota Medical Association Physician leadership in quality award; and the 2004 American Medical Association Foundation leadership award. Dr. Varkey is a deputy section editor of BMC Medical Education and a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Medical Quality.

Dr. Varkey received her medical degree from the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India; a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health ; and a Master of Health Professions Education from the of Illinois in Chicago. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Conn.; Preventive Medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic; and Master of Business Administration at Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.