After graduating from Providence College, Paul Coyne worked as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. After residual effects of a stroke forced him out on disability, he went back to school and simultaneously enrolled in Columbia University's Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate program in nursing as well as Northeastern University's combined MBA,Healthcare Management / MS, Finance program.
Over the course of the next four years, he completed all five degrees, becoming an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner with a subspecialty in palliative care. While completing his doctorate, he served as Manager of Analytics at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He then transitioned into a clinical operations role at Hospital for Special Surgery and has subsequently held numerous positions of increasing responsibility, now serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive. He leads team of more than 1,500 specialized nurses, advanced practice providers, and clinical professionals across the continuum of care at locations in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Florida, overseeing support and advocacy for quality, patient safety, staff engagement and collaboration, and patient satisfaction.
Paul is co-founder of Inspiren, a nurse-led healthcare technology company, whose flagship solution, AUGI, has received over 20 awards for design and impact to patient safety from Fast Company, SXSW, Edison, TIME, and the American Nurse's Association. Due to his unique knowledge of the interplay of clinical practice, technology, and finance, Coyne has been internationally recognized, having been named Crain’s 40 Under 40, AI Person of the Year by the Global Achievement AI Awards, a top 25 innovator by Modern Healthcare, as well as Healthcare Leader Under by Becker's and Business Insider. He is the author of the "The Nurse's Guide to Innovation", an Amazon Best Seller, and serves on the Board of Visitors at Columbia University School of Nursing. He lives in New York with his wife and son.