Charles M.


Global Leader, Academic Sector, Director, Physician Leadership Institute

Dr. Charles ( Charlie) Falcone is based in Chicago and is the Global Leader of the Academic Sector overseeing the academic medicine academic health and higher-education practices. He also is the Director of the Korn Ferry Physician Leadership Institute.

With more than 30 years of clinical healthcare and executive search/leadership advisory experience, Charlie is known for  providing deep insights for his clients and also serving as a strategic advisor to them.  Charlie has performed over 500 searches specializing in recruiting senior C-level leaders for academic and non-academic health systems for CEOs, deans, presidents, chairs, chief medical officers and board-level assignments as well as health-related associations and societies.

Charlie spent the previous 15 years with 2 global firms- Partner and the Managing Director for Spencer Stuart's Chicago office and most recently as the Global Leader of the Education Practice for Russell Reynolds Associates.

Earlier in his career, Charlie was the Medical Director of Operating Rooms/Surgical Services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a Faculty Member at Northwestern University Medical School. He also served as Clinical Director for the Department of Anesthesiology. Charlie began his career on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Charlie served on the Board of Trustees for the Field Museum, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the Executives' Club of Chicago and is an active member of the Chicago Club.

Charlie received his M.D. from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and performed his residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He earned his M.B.A. from Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Northwestern University. Charlie is also a board-certified anesthesiologist.