As President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief of Staff, Dr. Coffey is responsible for clinical and operational oversight and strategic planning for the hospital and The Menninger Clinic Foundation.
Prior to coming to Menninger, he was most recently vice president of the private seven-hospital, not-for-profit Henry Ford Health System in Detroit and concurrently served as CEO of Henry Ford Behavioral Health Services and Chair of Psychiatry for the Henry Ford Medical Group. Among his accomplishments, Dr. Coffey’s leadership contributed to his organization earning the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership.
Among his professional accomplishments, Dr. Coffey led the development and implementation of Henry Ford Hospital System’s “Perfect Depression Care” program, which lowered the hospital’s suicide rate to unprecedented levels. The program's success led to his appointment to the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, a national public-private partnership formed by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services. Additionally, the program was recognized by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the American College of Mental Health Administrators, The Joint Commission and the American Psychiatric Association.
Having developed highly successful programs in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for the treatment of severe and persistent depression, Dr. Coffey served as director of the Center for Brain Stimulation Therapies at Henry Ford and serves on the board of directors of the International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation.
Dr. Coffey is a Rhodes Scholar who attended St. John’s College, University of Oxford, England, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree focused on psychology, philosophy and physiology after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Wofford College in South Carolina. Dr. Coffey obtained his medical degree from Duke University, where he also completed residencies in neurology and psychiatry.