Korn Ferry
Alex Barker

Alex Barker

Senior Client Partner


Alex Barker is a Senior Client Partner for Korn Ferry Hay Group, based in the firm’s Boston office.

Mr. Barker has redesigned physician and advanced practice compensation plans to align organization’s strategy and goals with the goals and needs of the individual physicians. He has been leading group practices in their shift to risk based contracting and the value based payment environment.

Mr. Barker has provided solutions and executed on physician practice acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, practice management, governance, and physician compensation and benefit solutions in community and academic healthcare settings. He has successfully aligned physician payments and behaviors with organization’s goals.

Mr. Barker has worked as a VP general counsel, VP operations and VP physician services, compensation and benefits for Carolinas Healthcare System, Duke University Medical Center faculty practices, and Lahey Health. He collaborated with physicians, physician’s group practices, advanced practice providers, and health systems for over 15 years. He has also built and lead a system wide recruitment and retention function for a large health system.

Mr. Barker has advised boards and compensation committees on compensation and benefit plans, regulatory compliance, physician strategy, man-power planning, and growth strategies.

Mr. Barker holds a bachelors of arts from the University of Connecticut, a masters of health administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a juris doctorate from Widener University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare executives and is a member of the North Carolina and Connecticut bar.