Kyle Burtnett


Kyle Burtnett

Senior Vice President
Chief Operating Officer

Kyle Burtnett joined Conifer Health as Chief Operating Officer in 2017 bringing with him 15 years of healthcare leadership experience. Take a look at the short list of Kyle’s accomplishments and it would be fair to say that he is serious about operational excellence.

Kyle’s accomplishments have earned him and his teams many accolades including the Tenet Lifetime Achievement Award. Kyle’s achievements include building and operating a successful outpatient business at Tenet ultimately resulting in the USPI joint venture, leading the highly effective integration of Tenet and USPI and transforming USPI from a surgery center operator to an enterprise ambulatory solution with the addition of imaging and urgent care business lines.

Over the years, Kyle has come to understand that it’s the smallest details that can make or break a process. “In healthcare, we are always evolving to keep up with the challenges of ‘right now,” Burtnett said. “But that doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities to align the bigger picture with the fine details to create better business outcomes for our clients.”

In addition to his motivating leadership style, Kyle is known to his teammates as a great communicator, collaborator and change agent. It’s this winning combination that makes him the perfect fit as Conifer Health’s first COO.


  • Most recently served as President of Ambulatory Services & Chief Integration Officer at United Surgical Partners International
  • Held several key leadership roles at Tenet Healthcare, including Senior Vice President of Outpatient Services Division
  • He is active in his community, serving as a former board member of Downtown Dallas Inc. and a member of the Greater Dallas Chamber 2008 Leadership Class
  • Earned a bachelor’s degree in management from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1998, and an MBA from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, in 2003