"The Sharp Experience is a commitment of all our team members to creating the best health care experience for everyone in our community. It's going beyond caring for the patient to caring about the patient."
As chief executive officer of Sharp Community Medical Group, Paul Durr leads a team of 260 employees who are dedicated to supporting our 860 primary and specialty care physicians. Our independent physicians practice in more than 350 practice locations throughout San Diego, from as far north as Oceanside and Temecula, east to Alpine and south to Coronado and Imperial Beach. Our patients have access to 20 urgent cares and 10 local hospitals, including all Sharp HealthCare, Palomar Health and Rady Children's hospitals. Each year we touch more than 350,000 lives, representing 10 percent of San Diego County's population.
Paul has a 25-year history with Sharp HealthCare, working primarily with Sharp Community Medical Group. Paul joined Sharp Community Medical Group in 1992. He served as chief financial officer for 12 years and helped lead the medical group to become one of the most successful independent practice associations in the country. In 1995, Paul established the Sharp HealthCare Managed Care Finance Department responsible for the accounting and financial analysis of capitation contracts for the Sharp HealthCare system.
Most recently, Paul served as vice president of physician network development at Sharp HealthCare, focused on the launch of Sharp Care Physicians, Inc., a new network of Sharp-affiliated physicians in San Diego County. Prior to joining Sharp Community Medical Group, Paul spent three years with Ernst and Young and in 1991 began working at Sharp HealthCare.
Paul received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of San Diego in 1986 and CPA certificate in 1990.
In 2007, Paul Durr was named CFO of the Year by the San Diego Business Journal and Robert Half.