Healthcare Management

Paul S. Chaitkin


Paul Chaitkin teaches Healthcare Business Management at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Now retired, Paul spent fifteen years as Dental Director of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.  In that role, he managed benefit plan design, network development, claims adjudication, education, and continuous quality improvement.  He brought dental benefit products from the conceptual stage to successful implementation.  As a dental practitioner, educator, and administrator of hospital-based dental services, he developed a group practice on behalf of investors and expanded satellite facilities for hospitals.

Prior to joining Guardian, Paul was Dental Consultant and Dental Director for Dental Care Plus Management; Director of Dental Operations for Syndicated Management Group; Director of Dental Services and Chairman, Division of Dentistry, for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital; and a Dental Practitioner and Administrator in integrated hospital settings in Evanston and Chicago.

Business Leader Faculty® Since 2012

Professional Experience

Retired Dental Director

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Dental Director

Dental Care Plus Management

Director of Dental Operations

Syndicated Management Group


University of Illinois-Chicago

Doctor of Dental Science

Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management

Master in Business Administration