Megan Berlinger


Megan Berlinger, MHA, serves as a Partner, leading our academic medicine searches with a focus on serving AAMC institutions and health systems. Her expertise is conducting administrative and physician executive searches, including Dean’s office positions, Virtual/Digital Health, Population Health, Public Health, and Department Chair and Division Chief positions.

A healthcare executive with 16 years of experience in school of medicine and health system administration, she worked for 14 years at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, serving in key administration roles including Heart & Vascular Service Line Administrator and Department Administrator. Prior to working at Wake Forest, Megan completed her Administrative Fellowship with Johns Hopkins Medicine. Megan holds both her Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree and Master of Healthcare Administration degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Megan is certified within executive coaching and a founding partner of Elevate Institute. Megan also serves as an adjunct professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health where she teaches courses and advises students within Health Policy and Management.

Megan has been involved nationally in administrative circles, serving as President for the board of the Association of Academic Surgical Administrators (AASA) and Editorial Advisor for the Cardiovascular Business Magazine. She also currently serves as Membership Director for TechPACT.

Megan resides in Winston Salem, NC with her husband and two daughters. She currently serves on the board for Westlawn School and served as Board Chair for the local YMCA. Megan enjoys spending time with her family, supporting her kids’ activities, and cheering the Carolina Tar Heels in any sporting event.