Dean McElwain


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Dean McElwain

Convenience, connectivity, collaboration, and coaching are the four C’s that form the core principles for which Castle Connolly Private Health Partners was built on. Founded by Dean McElwain and John Connolly in 2014, the company is a leading concierge medicine and wellness support company with a passion for changing the lives of both physicians and patient members.  As innovators in the concierge medicine space, the New York-based firm has led the way in developing and implementing concierge medicine programs with a fully integrated wellness offering, navigation services and world class marketing. The company prides itself on their selective partnerships with leading physicians and a continued focus on supporting the special relationship that exists between each doctor and their patients.


With a career in health care that spans over 35 years, Dean is a problem-solver who’s driven by the ability to collaboratively create success with his team. Prior to launching Castle Connolly Private Health Partners, Dean was the CEO of Peak Health Consultants, a nationally respected and sought-after consultancy in the healthcare development space. Dean led the way for many physicians and organizations who transitioned to the membership model of practice as well as numerous deployments in the orthopedic and revenue cycle/compliance arenas. A serial entrepreneur, Dean started his own chain of sports medicine and physical therapy clinics at just 25 years old. Located throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, he owned and operated the clinics while finishing his master’s degree and doctorate in physical therapy and health care administration. “I enjoy complex problem solving, creating value, and focusing on reproducible positive health outcomes”, Dean shares.


Dean holds a PhD in physical therapy with a concentration in healthcare administration.


Dean McElwain

President, Co-Founder & CEO — Castle Connolly Private Health Partners, LLC


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