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Jason Pradarelli, MD, MS

Focus: Leadership Coaching | Career and Life Planning | Teamwork Consulting | Organizational Change Management | Strategy and Planning


Jason is a physician, researcher, and leadership coach and consultant. His coaching philosophy is grounded in evidence from the fields of professional coaching, education, and healthcare. He combines strong intuition with his analytic mind to assist clients with personal growth, interdisciplinary team dynamics, and managing change within expanding health systems. Jason is uniquely positioned to work with clinicians at all career stages, including those who are preparing to enter leadership roles for the first time. Jason’s experiences in the clinical environment inform his strategies and underlie his personal mission to help others achieve their dreams through honest communication and respectful relationships.


Having studied coaching in a surgical context since 2015, Jason has developed unique expertise in the implementation of coaching for busy physicians. His coach training began with Jim Knight, PhD, the founder of instructional coaching. Jason adapted principles of instructional coaching to push forward the frontier of surgical coaching, a novel approach to professional development for surgeons. Demonstrating a desire to share his gained knowledge and experience, he has published 6 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 2 book chapters on coaching in surgery, written articles for lay media, and given several national and local presentations on the subject.

From a leadership perspective, Jason brings expertise gained from personal and programmatic experiences. He has developed curricular content for a longitudinal leadership course for medical students, consulted on leadership programs for surgical residents, and analyzed and published on leadership development programs for surgical faculty. He has conducted coach trainings and managed quality improvement efforts with practicing surgeons in multi-institutional surgical coaching programs. Expanding his leadership to organizational contexts, Jason served as the medical director at the Academy for Surgical Coaching, a non-profit organization that implements surgical coaching nationally and internationally.


Clinically, Jason has five years of experience as a general surgery resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, MA. Working in a variety of inpatient, outpatient, community and urban healthcare settings, Jason has become intimately familiar with the challenges, opportunities, and dynamics that clinicians encounter daily. He earned an Excellence in Teaching Award from Harvard Medical School, and he served actively on the BWH House Staff Committee and the BWH Department of Surgery Wellness Committee.


The oldest of four children, Jason credits his parents and siblings for his earliest education in Muskego, WI. He left his Wisconsin hometown to complete his undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University in the Biomedical Science program. He then traveled north across enemy lines to earn his M.D. with Distinction in Research from the University of Michigan Medical School, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (“AOA”) Honor Medical Society. He also completed a M.S. degree in Clinical Research from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. While he enjoyed his medical studies (and met his wife!) in Ann Arbor, his sports loyalties are undoubtedly with the Buckeyes.

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