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Dr. Krikor Jansezian is a C-Suite healthcare leader and an expert in mental health, psychiatry, and behavioral health in acute care hospital service lines and across outpatient and ambulatory settings.

In 2023, Krikor joined the Strategy Advantage team and XCO. In this role he brings three decades of executive-level experience, along with deep expertise drawn from his multiple roles as clinician, operator, COO, and senior member of many hospital and health system executive leadership teams. His career over the decades has taken him to academic medical centers and nationally ranked organizations including Huntington Hospital, MemorialCare, UC Irvine Health, and Keck Medical Center of USC in Southern California to Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City.

Even as Krikor has been a health system COO and Executive Administrator for half of his career - working across many service lines - his true passion and impact remains rooted in psychiatry. Krikor's behavioral health expertise spans child/adolescent, adult, geriatric, med-psych, substance use, chemical detox, dual diagnosis, specialty women's post-partum, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, residency clinic, and other services. He has developed, grown, and added value across many behavioral health solutions integrating behavioral health into inpatient, ED and outpatient care, physician offices and ambulatory clinics, and via tele-psychiatric services. Additionally, he has been instrumental in the development of Behavioral Health Strategic Plans for Summa Health (Akron, OH) and Mission Hospital, (Mission Viejo, CA). According to Krikor: “The opportunity for health systems is to build Behavioral Health solutions programmatically, strategically, and with a careful eye to the economic models.”

Krikor completed his two master's degrees and PhD at Pepperdine University and California School of Professional Psychology. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE); a board member with Montana State University; was on the board for six years on the Center for Behavioral Health with the California Hospital Association; and has served with many other organizations. In addition, for nearly fifteen years - from July 2007 to March 2021 - Krikor was an associate professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
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