Charles W. Sorenson, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Charles W. Sorenson, MD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Intermountain Healthcare. He served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 1998 until he assumed his current role at the end of 2008.
Dr. Sorenson, a graduate of the Cornell University Medical College, is a board-certified Urologic Surgeon. He began his practice at LDS Hospital in 1982. His professional activities have included serving as President of the Medical Staff at LDS Hospital, chairing the Committee on Young Surgeons for the American College of Surgeons, and serving as President of the Utah Urologic Society and as Speaker of the House of Delegates of the Utah Medical Association. He is an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah, and he served as Educational Director of LDS Hospital's Urologic Residency (a joint program with the University of Utah).
In addition to his other responsibilities, Dr. Sorenson has had a long-standing interest in clinical process improvement. He helped create the Intermountain Medical Group, an integrated practice of approximately 1,300 physicians and advanced practice clinicians employed by Intermountain. He served as the founding Chair of the Medical Group Board from 1994 to 1998, when he assumed his full-time administrative duties with Intermountain.
Under Dr. Sorenson's leadership, Intermountain has implemented a disciplined and system-wide focus on implementation of best clinical practices aimed at producing measurably better outcomes for patients. Similar efforts are being applied to operational best practices, aimed at increasing efficiency and holding down costs.
Along with his administrative responsibilities Dr. Sorenson has continued to be involved in the practice of surgery. He and his associates Dr. Scott Chidester and Dr. Jay Bishoff focus their practice primarily on urologic oncology.