Haig Consulting is a team of experts from medicine, communications, and technology, devoted to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical care.
Together with our clients we have improved patient outcomes, maximized system profitability, and saved the resources of governments, insurers, and employers.
Andrew J. Haig, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
A physician and Active Emeritus Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan, Dr. Haig is familiar to healthcare executives as the founder of the University of Michigan Spine Program and a member of Noel Tichy Ph.D.’s leadership training team. Andy Haig has worked in environments as diverse as rural Wisconsin, sub-saharan Africa and Vienna, Austria. His work has been recognized with the nation’s top research, teaching, and patient care awards in his field. Dr. Haig has opened a clinical practice, Haig Physical Medicine PLC, www.haigmed.com, in Burlington, Vermont, to be our demonstration model and home of our international second opinion program.
As primary client contact, Mr. Haig brings extensive experience in startup development and information/communications infrastructure planning. His connection to the customer experience is rooted in more than 20 years of project management and commercial web publishing, including work at some of the earliest and largest web publishing ventures in San Francisco. A doctoral-level researcher in the history of extant as well as extinct ancient medicines, he has also been instrumental in partnering the University of Virginia with Arura, the premier traditional medical school in Chinese controlled Tibet.
Barbara Haig has more than 30 years of experience in media relations, corporate communications, crisis management and presentation coaching for executives in the United States, India, Singapore, Mexico, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and England. A former award-winning broadcast journalist, Ms. Haig is a content provider for issues including healthcare, energy, sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Her work includes writing white papers, articles, and speeches; producing video and audio programs; facilitating group discussions; and managing events and communications projects.
Samantha Wall, M.P.H.
Data Analytics and Outcomes
Ms. Wall brings a multidisciplinary approach to physical rehabilitation and healthcare, with backgrounds in kinesiology and population health. After working with disadvantaged and disabled children in a research setting for three years, Samantha obtained her Master of Public with a core focus in epidemiology and began shifting focus to healthcare reform and quality control.
With a degree in industrial psychology and a seven-year career as a professional athlete, Tom Haig spent six years working in marketing and public relations for Adidas. After a spinal cord injury he worked in web development and obtained a second degree in Broadcast Journalism. Subsequently he has produced award-winning documentaries on rehabilitation and disability issues in Bangladesh, Albania, Ghana, and France. A popular public speaker, Tom teaches clinicians and the public about rehabilitation and disability.
Leon J. Grobler, M.D.
An Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dr. Grobler was professor at the University of Iowa and has held faculty positions at the University of Pretoria, University of Vermont, and Bowman Grey School of Medicine [Wake Forest University]. Dr. Grobler is widely seen as an international expert on spinal disorders in the elderly population, and has substantial experience in program development both at an institutional level and in a private practice setting in Phoenix, Arizona. See Dr. Grobler’s CV for further detail.