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Dr. Stuart L. Koman PHD

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President and Chief Executive Off...

Phone: (781) ***-****  
Local Address:  Waltham , Massachusetts , United States
Walden Behavioral Care LLC
335 Chandler Street
Worcester , Massachusetts 01602
United States

Company Description: Walden Behavioral Care provides a "continuum of care" for treating patients with eating disorders and provides psychiatric in-patient services, while also...   more

Employment History

  • Chief Executive Officer
    Choate Health Systems

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ph.D.
    Duke University
  • Bachelor of Science degree
    Trinity College
  • PhD
  • Ph.D.
    National Institute of Mental Health
  • PhD.
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Walden President and CEO ..., 1 Oct 2015 [cached]
Walden President and CEO Stuart Koman, Ph.D., said after a successful pilot program that began about a year ago, the app is now deployed throughout the system.
Patients control which staff members can access the information they are providing. The app has a food diary and a mood monitor, so patients can report how they are feeling at any given time.
"Certainly all younger and most of the older patients all have smartphones that they carry with them, so one of the benefits is that they are entering what they are eating into the food diary in real time, as opposed to trying to remember it later," Koman said.
This real-time documentation can provide more accurate information than if a patient recalls later with the clinician what was eaten. "Self-reporting after the fact is less reliable," he said.
Koman said the app helps reach patients in a new way. "You have some people who come to therapy who become deeply engaged and recover and then you have a group kind of playing at the edge, who are in therapy but maybe not as motivated as you would hope," Koman said.
Senior Executive Leadership | Eating Disorder Treatment and Psychiatric Care | metro-Boston area | Walden Behavioral Care, 4 Mar 2015 [cached]
Stuart Koman, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Stuart Koman, Ph.D. is a founder and the Chief Executive of Walden Behavioral Care and its non-profit sister corporation, the Walden Center for Education and Research. Dr. Koman is a veteran health care manager with more than 30 years of experience leading and developing several behavioral health care companies. While all of these companies have become successful businesses under his leadership, Dr. Koman attributes much of this success to another common theme: they have all taken seriously their mission of providing innovative, compassionate and coordinated services to previously under served populations and families. Walden Behavioral Care is the most recent example as it has quickly become the leading provider of services for individuals with eating disorders in New England through its multi-level, multi-site system of care. In the nine year period 2003-2012, Walden has become a state of the art system of care providing some 40,000 service units annually at its primary campus in Waltham (MA) and satellite centers in Braintree (MA), Worcester (MA), Northampton (MA) and South Windsor, Connecticut.
Dr. Koman began his professional career in 1985 when he was appointed senior clinician and then Director of Adolescent Programs at Charles River Hospital (CRH) in Wellesley, MA. Over the next 10 years (1985 to 1996), he led two companies in achieving significant clinical and business outcomes. The first company, Charles River Management (CRHM), a subsidiary of CRH, grew out of the work of Dr. Koman and others in developing innovative treatment models for adolescents in hospital settings. Dr. Koman and his colleagues were among the first to recognize the central importance of the family in treatment program design. Many of these and related ideas were published in the Handbook of Adolescents and Family Therapy, an effort in which Dr. Koman wrote several chapters and served as co-editor.
In 1990, Dr. Koman co-founded the managed health care company, Choate Health Systems, Inc. (CHSI). Similar to the approach at Charles River, Choate provided integrated delivery of behavioral health care through a full continuum of treatment services operating under one administration. As this model proved highly adaptive in the emerging world of managed care, Choate expanded rapidly, and this led to the formation of Choate Health Management, Inc. (CHMI) and Choate Psychiatric Associates, P.C. (CPA). Having successfully managed the transition in health care reimbursement approaches, Dr. Koman was asked to assist the profession of psychology to do the same and subsequently served on the Governing Board of the American Psychological Association's practice division from 1992-2000.
After leaving Choate in 1995, Dr. Koman started Koman Associates, a firm that focuses on leaders and leadership issues in government, health care and business. At the same time, Dr. Koman served as Senior Clinical Adviser for Public Consulting Group providing strategic planning and systems re-engineering to state agencies throughout the United States. Dr. Koman continues his involvement with both of these organizations albeit on a much reduced basis once Walden was established in 2003.
Dr. Koman earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College and his Ph.D. from Duke University.
About Walden | Eating Disorder Treatment and Psychiatric Care | Waltham, Peabody, Braintree, Worcester, Northampton, Massachusetts; South Windsor, Connecticut | Walden Behavioral Care, 1 Jan 2015 [cached]
Dr. Stuart Koman, President & CEO of Walden Behavioral Care, has always treasured the natural beauty of Walden Pond.
When he created Walden Behavioral Care in 2003, he chose this name because to him, Walden reflected peace, healing, and recovery.
Partner's Bios, 20 July 2015 [cached]
Stuart L. Koman, Ph.D., Partner
Stuart L. Koman, Ph.D., Partner
S tuart Koman is a management consultant with more than twenty years in the field of behavioral healthcare prior to launching Koman Associates. Direct experience as a provider, manager, and developer of behavioral healthcare services is the foundation for all of the products and services that he now delivers. His experiences as an owner of a large New England based treatment and management services company has provided a unique perspective, an appreciation for the difficulties posed and the skill required to implement organizational change and thrive in a constantly shifting environment. His experience as a purchaser of consulting services has shaped a personal ethos for ensuring that value is received in each engagement.
I n the ten-year period 1985 to 1995, Stu Koman led two different behavioral healthcare companies to startling clinical and financial success. The first company, Charles River Health Management (CRHM) grew out of the work of Dr. Koman and others in developing innovative treatment models for adolescents in private inpatient settings. Dr. Koman and his colleagues were among the first to recognize the central importance of the family in the therapeutic design, an idea that is now so basic to best practice that it seems astounding that separating children from their families had been the standard treatment approach (See Handbook of Adolescents and Family Therapy, M.Mirkin and S.Koman (eds.), Allen and Bacon, New York, 1986). Under Dr. Koman's leadership, CRHM expanded rapidly by applying the lessons learned to a more disadvantaged public sector population and created alternative programs and levels of care averting the need for and limiting the use of inpatient treatment. New clinical models were designed to work across multiple reimbursement environments and bring new partners to the expansion effort. Major accomplishments included the first privatization of a state hospital program in Massachusetts and the development of the first home-based treatment program for families with troubled teens. The company, a subsidiary of Community Care Systems, Inc. grew from start-up to $10M in less than five years and was profitable in every year of operation during Dr.Koman's tenure.
Choate Health Systems, Inc. (CHSI), Dr. Koman's next venture in partnership with a physician colleague, was founded in 1990.
After leaving Merit and Choate in 1997, Dr. Koman formed Koman Associates, an independent consulting firm that works with management in large organizations to plan and implement change strategies.
For inquiries about engagements utilizing Dr. Koman, please click on the Consulting Services button and follow the directions.
ADVANCE for Nurses November 2014 ..., 1 Jan 2015 [cached]
ADVANCE for Nurses November 2014 Stuart Koman, Ph.D.
Stuart Koman is president and CEO of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Mass. He can be reached at
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