1 FACULTY BIOGRAPHIES ASC Symposium The premier national conference addressing high-level business and legal issues affecting the ambulatory surgical center industry FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014 FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA KEYNOTE SPEAKER: EXTEND YOUR STAY: John Ellis Jeb Bush, Former Governor of Florida SOUTH BEACH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL
2 Akhil Agrawal PRESIDENT AMERICAN MEDICAL DEPOT Mr. Agrawal has been the President of American Medical Depot (AMD) since AMD is a specialty healthcare distribution and manufacturing company focused in the areas of acute healthcare, primary care, and providing complex integrated delivery network supply chain solutions. Mr. Agrawal is also a principal of AMD Equities, an early stage venture capital and middle market healthcare investment fund. Mr. Agrawal is a recognized expert in the field of healthcare distribution and logistics and has been a frequent speaker at numerous industry events, government conferences, and educational programs over the last decade. Mr. Agrawal was honored with the Industry Award of Distinction by the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) in He is an active member of and has served in leadership roles in numerous professional groups, corporate boards, and trade associations. In addition, he has been appointed to several government commissions over the last two decades. Some of his activities have included serving on the US Small Business Administration National Advisory Committee, the State of Florida Council for Efficient Government, the Governors Healthcare Policy Team, as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Health Industry Distributors Association in 2003, as President of the National Minority Medical Suppliers Association ( ), as President of the Board of Directors of the National Healthcare Alliance, as Founding Board member of the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA), and as Board Member for the American Heart Association of South Florida among others. Mr. Agrawal received his degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida ASC Symposium Faculty Biographies
3 Joel Allison CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE HEALTH Joel Allison is Chief Executive Officer of Baylor Scott & White Health, a fully integrated healthcare system headquartered in Dallas, Texas providing services to a network of acute care hospitals and related healthcare entities that provide patient care, medical education, research and community service. His primary responsibility is to help Baylor Scott & White attain its vision to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate health care. Mr. Allison s career includes more than three decades in health care management. He joined Baylor Health Care System in 1993 and served as Baylor s senior executive vice president and chief operating officer before being promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in On October 1, 2013, he was named Chief Executive Officer of Baylor Scott & White Health. Mr. Allison is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Nationally, he serves on the Healthcare Leadership Council and the United Surgical Partners, International board. In addition, he has been appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve on the Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency Board and is involved in many other state and local organizations, including the Texas Association of Voluntary Hospitals, Texas Care Alliance, Baylor University Board of Regents, Dallas Citizens Council and the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture. He is also a past Chairman of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Board, the Dallas Regional Chamber Board and the Dallas Citizens Council Board. Mr. Allison has received numerous recognitions during his career for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the healthcare field. Mr. Allison received a Bachelor s degree in journalism and religion from Baylor University in 1970, a master s degree in health care administration from Trinity University in 1973 and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. Today, through his leadership role with BSWH, Allison continues to fulfill his life-long mission to help lead an organization that combines ministry and health care in its mission statement and day-to-day operations.
4 Jennifer Baldock GENERAL COUNSEL & CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER SYMBION INC. Jennifer Boyd Baldock serves as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Symbion Inc. Ms. Baldock is responsible for all legal matters relating to Symbion and its operations, as well as its compliance program and human resources department. Prior to joining Symbion, Ms. Baldock served as Assistant General Counsel for both Ambulatory Services of America and Renal Care Group. Prior to that, Ms. Baldock practiced law with Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis, concentrating in corporate law with an emphasis on healthcare mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Baldock received her B.A. in Accounting and Economics from David Lipscomb University in 1993 and her J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law in Ms. Baldock is also a Certified Public Accountant ASC Symposium Faculty Biographies
5 Henry Bloom PRESIDENT & FOUNDER THE BLOOM ORGANIZATION LLC Henry Bloom founded The Bloom Organization in 1990 to provide project-related services to healthcare providers. Today, The Bloom Organization is the preeminent surgery center advisory firm representing physicians and facilities in their efforts to maximize value and pursue growth opportunities. Mr. Bloom has over 20 years of experience in healthcare including both physician practices and healthcare facilities. Mr. Bloom concentrates on advising Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs), ASC companies and hospital systems along with physician groups looking to develop their own ASC. In the past several years, Mr. Bloom has garnered a national reputation and has guided numerous ASCs and physicians into partnerships with surgery center companies, hospital systems, ancillary providers and private equity funds. Mr. Bloom is currently involved with projects in: Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and including more than twenty ongoing surgery center projects. Mr. Bloom has also assisted private equity, venture capital and corporate partners providing his expertise on a myriad of ASC projects. The Bloom Organization is a Managing Partner in The Center for Ambulatory and Minimally Invasive Surgery, LLC in Eatontown, NJ, which opened in September The Bloom Organization is also developing a 4 operating room Orthopedic ASC in conjunction with Beth Israel Hospital which is scheduled to open during the 4th quarter of Mr. Bloom speaks regularly at ASC and healthcare related conferences and is a national figure in the ASC industry. To find out more information, please visit The Bloom Organization s website at or you can contact Mr. Bloom directly at 2014 ASC Symposium Faculty Biographies
6 Brett Brodnax PRESIDENT & CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER UNITED SURGICAL PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL Brett Brodnax serves as President and Chief Development Officer of United Surgical Partners International (USPI). Before joining USPI in 1999, he was an Executive with Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, where he gained extensive experience creating physician and hospital partnerships and developing surgical facilities. He holds a Bachelor s and Master s degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University and a master s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.
7 Michael Burdine, M.D. DOUBLE-BOARD-CERTIFIED & FELLOWSHIP-TRAINED PAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST NOVAMED SURGERY CENTER OF BATON ROUGE LLC DOUBLE-BOARD-CERTIFIED: Anesthesiology & Pain Management, American Board of Anesthesiology ANESTHESIOLOGY/PAIN MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1991 ANESTHESIOLOGY RESIDENCY: University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock, AR, 1990 FLEXIBLE MEDICINE INTERNSHIP: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1984 M.D.: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 1983 B.S.: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1979 FORMER CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: University of Oklahoma MEMBER: Society of International Pain Management, International Association for the Study of Pain, American Pain Society, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiologists, Louisiana Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Louisiana Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Medical Association, Southern Medical Society, Oklahoma State Medical Society, Louisiana State Medical Society, East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: President of LSIPP; Former Board Director of Arthritis Alliance of Louisiana; Delegate to Louisiana State Medical Society, 2006; Consumer Research Council of America, American Top Physician of 2006 STATE & NATIONAL SPEAKERS BUREAU: Astra USA Pharmaceuticals; Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City; Carter Home Health Care; Corum Health Care; Glaxo Pharmaceuticals; Medtronics; Mercy Hospital, Oklahoma City; Options Care; Purdue Fredricks Pharmaceuticals; St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City; Pfizer Pharmaceuticals; Merck Pharmaceuticals; Pharmicia Pharmaceuticals DEFENSE EXPERT WITNESS: Physicians Liability Insurance Company BOARD OF DIRECTORS, Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, Past President, CAMS/LSIPP
8 John Ellis Jeb Bush FORMER GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA Jeb Bush is the 43rd governor of the state of Florida, serving from 1999 through During his two terms, Bush remained true to his conservative principles, cutting taxes, vetoing earmarks and championing major reform of government programs. Under his leadership, Florida was on the forefront of consumer healthcare advances, led the nation in job growth, and launched and accelerated restoration of America s Everglades. In education, Florida raised academic standards, required accountability in public schools and created the most ambitious school choice program in the nation. As a result, Florida students have made the greatest gains in academic achievement and Florida is one of a handful of states to significantly narrow the achievement gap. Bush maintains his passion for improving the quality of education for students by serving as the chairman of two leading K-12 education reform organizations: the Foundation for Excellence in Education and Foundation for Florida s Future which work with state and education leaders, teachers, parents and advocates to develop and implement reforms that lead to rising student achievement. On March 5, 2013, his book Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution, written with leading constitutional litigator Clint Bolick was published by Simon & Schuster: Threshold Editions. Rooted in the fundamental thought that immigration is vital to America s future fueling its growth, vibrancy, and creativity Bush and Bolick have constructed an enduring solution that remains true the rule of law and our immigrant heritage. Currently, Bush is the President of the consulting firm Jeb Bush and Associates. He is on the boards of Tenet Healthcare Corporation and Rayonier, Inc.
9 Jason Caron PARTNER MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP Jason B. Caron is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm s Washington, D.C., office. He represents a variety of health care and life sciences organizations in legal, regulatory, reimbursement and policy matters -- regularly providing strategic advice to clients. Jason has extensive experience with navigating coding, coverage, payment, medical necessity, documentation policy, comparative research, certification, enrollment and payer participation issues, particularly in light of health reform. Jason spends significant time planning, structuring and executing health care transactions and business arrangements. Additionally, he counsels clients in the areas of federal and state fraud issues, including anti-kickback, sunshine law, self-referral, false claims and false billings, and has experience guiding organizations through self-disclosures as well as government inquiries, audits and investigations. Jason also assists clients in evaluating, developing and implementing corporate compliance programs. He represents hospitals and health systems, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies, home care providers, hospices, dialysis providers, clinical laboratories, medical transportation providers, ambulatory surgery centers, free standing treatment centers, professional services organizations, physician practice management companies, managed care organizations, benefit managers, trade associations, coalitions, and investors and other financial institutions that invest in or support the health care industry. Jason previously worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of General Counsel, Public Health Division on an array of issues, including fraud and abuse, vaccine policy and homeland security. He also worked for the government relations department at the International Association of Fire Chiefs on issues facing the out-of-hospital emergency medical community, including Medicare reimbursement. Jason also worked as a critical care paramedic in Northern Virginia and volunteered as an emergency medical technician in Washington, D.C. During law school, Jason was a research assistant for the University's Center for Health and Homeland Security and an articles editor for the Journal of Health Care Law and Policy. Jason is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland ASC Symposium Faculty Biographies
10 Ira Coleman PARTNER MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP Ira J. Coleman is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm s Miami office. He is the partner-in-charge of the office and head of the Miami Health Industry Advisory practice. He is board-certified in health law by the Florida Bar. Ira focuses his practice on health care mergers and acquisitions, health care private equity and the formation and implementation of cutting-edge delivery systems. In addition, he has served as counsel in connection with the development and operation of numerous corporate compliance programs for health care clients. Ira has been named as one of the best health lawyers in the United States and has been included in numerous editions of The Best Lawyers in America. Ira co-authored Navigating Your Way Through the Federal Physician Self-Referral Law: A Guidebook to Stark II (Atlantic Information Services, Inc., 1995; revised 1996; second edition 1998): A Guide to Complying with Stark Physician Self-Referral Rules (Atlantic Information Services, Inc., 2004) and has authored and has been quoted in numerous articles on health law topics. Ira served as chairman for the Florida Bar Health Law Section Educational Division, the Florida Hospital Association s program on Physician Integration, and served as vice chairman of the American Health Lawyers Association Merger and Acquisition Institute. Ira has obtained the highest ranking in health care in Florida in Chambers USA : America s Leading Lawyers for Business and is categorized as very talented, client service-oriented and confident. He is further described as "understands the key issues and solves problems rather than just identifying them. Ira is also ranked in The Best Lawyers in America. Ira was elected to the Florida Bar Health Law Section Executive Council. He serves on the Board of the South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Florida Academy of Healthcare Attorneys and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
11 David Cordova DIRECTOR, MANAGED CARE FINANCE OUTPATIENT/PHYSICIAN SERVICES TENET HEALTHCARE CORPORATION David Cordova serves as Director, Managed Care Finance Outpatient/Physician Services for the Tenet Healthcare Corporation. David, 41, oversees the managed care s freestanding outpatient and employed physician relationships and portfolio performance. He works closely with Kyle Burtnett, SVP Outpatient Services, and his department in various capacities with primary focus on managed care. He reports to Clint Hailey, Tenet s SVP, Chief Managed Care Officer. David joined Tenet in June His entire career has been with Tenet working in various positions throughout the organization which has provided him the ability to have a strong understanding of the company s revenue cycle and managed care operations. He holds a bachelor s degree in business finance from University of Phoenix.
12 Gary Scott Davis PARTNER MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP Gary Scott Davis, P.A. is a partner in the Health Industry Advisory Group of McDermott Will & Emery LLP s Miami office. A Board Certified Health Law Attorney as recognized by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, he concentrates his practice on managed care including emerging health benefit plans, strategic restructurings and reorganizations, dispositions, mergers, joint ventures and contractual matters. His many writings in the area of managed care include: The Insider s Guide to Managed Care: A Legal and Operational Roadmap (Contributing author, AHLA Education in Print Series), the BNA Health Law and Business Series Portfolio titled Managed Care Contracting: Advising the Provider, International Managed Care Opportunities in Emerging Latin American Health Care Markets (Co-Author, The Health Law Handbook, West, A Thomson Business, 1997) and What Is This Thing Called Consumer Directed Health Care (Co-Author, The Health Law Handbook, West, A Thomson Business, 2005). He also is a frequent contributor to articles appearing in the local, state and national news and trade publications. Mr. Davis is a nationally recognized speaker on organizational and reimbursement issues relating to managed health care, health care contracting and joint ventures. He has lectured at approximately 160 seminars sponsored by numerous trade, educational and professional organizations. Mr. Davis presently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Managed Care Magazine and the Board of Advisors of Managed Care Contracting and Reimbursement Advisor (HCPro, Inc.). Previously, he served on the editorial board of the Managed Care Law Manual (Aspen Publishers). Mr. Davis has served as an adjunct lecturer of health care law for the Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA Programs for Executives), University of Miami and on the Advisory Board and faculty of the Nova Southeastern University Institute of Continuing Education for Health Care Professionals. Mr. Davis is a Fellow (Inaugural Class) and a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyers Association ( AHLA ). While a member of the board, he served on the AHLA Executive Committee as the Chairman of the Membership Committee. He is the recipient of the AHLA s prestigious David J. Greenburg Service Award. Mr. Davis presently serves on the Board of Directors, and as an officer, of the Florida Academy of Health Care Attorneys. Since its inaugural listing in 2005, Mr. Davis has given the highest ranking as one of the leading health care attorneys in Florida by Chambers & Partners. Since 2010, Gary has been one of eight attorneys given Chambers & Partners highest national ranking among all health care transactional attorneys. In 2012 Legal 500 included Mr. Davis in its inaugural group of national Leading Lawyers in the Healthcare: Service Providers category. In 2007, he was selected as one of Nightingale s Healthcare News Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyers ASC Symposium Faculty Biographies
13 Gary Scott Davis PARTNER MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP CONTINUED For more than 20 years, Mr. Davis has been recognized by his peers for his expertise in health law in The Best Lawyers In America, which in 2011 named him as one of its Lawyers of the Year in Health Care. Among his other recognitions for his expertise in health law are Euromoney s Expert Guide to the Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers, Euromoney s Best of the Best 2009 USA, Florida Trend Florida Trend, South Florida Legal Guide, Super Lawyers, Leading American Attorneys and The Best Attorneys Network. The South Florida Business Journal identified him as a Heavy Hitter in Health Care and The National Law Journal has recognized him as one of the National Leading Lawyers of Managed Care. Florida Medical Business twice voted Mr. Davis Best Healthcare Attorney. Among his other recognitions, he has been listed by Who s Who in American Law and given the Healthcare Financial Management Association s Follmer Bronze Merit Award for Outstanding Service. Mr. Davis holds a B.A. (1979), with honors, from Binghamton University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha. He earned his J.D. (1982) with honors from the George Washington University. For nine years Mr. Davis served on the Board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, Inc. including terms on the Foundation s Executive Committee and being elected Chairman of the Board. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Wish Friends of Southern Florida, an endowment that supports the Make A Wish Foundation. Presently, Mr. Davis serves as the Foundation s pro bono General Counsel. From 2007 through 2010, Mr. Davis served on the Muhlenberg College Parents Council. Mr. Davis is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, Health Law Section; The Florida Bar, Health Law Section; the Florida Academy of Healthcare Attorneys; and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
14 Ralph de la Torre, M.D. CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER STEWARD HEALTH CARE SYSTEM LLC Dr. Ralph de la Torre is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Steward Health Care Systems LLC. Steward is an innovative health care provider which combines over 3,000 physicians, 11 acute care hospitals, managed care, insurance programs, home care, an imaging operation, and a number of other postacute services, to provide the most cost effective and highest quality of integrated patient care. Founded in 2009, Steward has grown to nearly $3 billion in net patient service revenues, is the third largest employer in Massachusetts, and is New England s largest community care company. Today, Steward is widely recognized as a national leader in implementing a new model of health care delivery. Prior to Steward, Dr. de la Torre was the CEO of Caritas Christi Health Care, where he led the transformation of a six hospital system, restoring it to profitability while simultaneously improving the quality of patient care. Before joining Caritas Christi, Dr. de la Torre was the founder and CEO of the Cardiovascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), one of the nation s first totally integrated systems for treating cardiac patients. At the same time, Dr. de la Torre was the Chief of Cardiac Surgery at BIDMC, as well as for the Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC, where he was widely recognized as one of the top cardiac surgeons in his field. He has founded several health care related businesses and has numerous patents that have been issued or are pending. A frequent commentator on national health care policy issues, Dr. de la Torre has bylined and been featured in major media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes and CNBC. An active and outspoken advocate for immigrants and health care access, Dr. de la Torre received the Irish International Immigrant Center Solas award, the Make A Difference award from Boston Latino Access, the Manet Medallion for Community Health Care, the Cross Pro Merito Melitensi from the Knights of Malta for his leadership in providing relief to earthquake victims in Haiti and was named one of the top 25 minority executives in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare. Dr. de la Torre also has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in health care and one of the top 50 physician leaders by Modern Healthcare, one of the 50 most powerful people in Boston by Boston Magazine and a member of the Power 50 by the Boston Business Journal. Notable Board assignments for Dr. de la Torre include Member, Board of Trustees of Boston College and Member, Board of Directors of the Federation of American Hospitals. Dr. de la Torre graduated from Duke University in 1988 (B.S.E) where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi, and from a joint program between Harvard Medical School (M.D.) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S.) in ASC Symposium Faculty Biographies
15 Mark Dissette SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL INC. Mr. Dissette currently serves as Senior Vice President for 571-bed Holy Cross Hospital (HCH) and Administrator for Holy Cross HealthPlex, a 202,000 sf / 19 acre ambulatory care campus. With 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, he has extensive expertise in strategic planning; marketing; business development; acute and ambulatory care operations; medical staff development and customer relations management. Reporting to HCH s President & CEO, Mr. Dissette's responsibilities include: strategic planning, business development, medical staff affairs, physician contracting, public relations / community affairs, master facilities planning and management, ambulatory care development and acute care operations management. Prior to joining HCH, Mr. Dissette worked in life care and hospitality management. During his 28 years of service at HCH, Mr. Dissette has successfully attained increasing levels of management responsibility in corporate / business development and provided administrative oversight to most clinical, financial and operational support areas. Mr. Dissette has effectively directed various functions including: ambulatory care and medical group practice operations, managed care contracting, patient financial services, patient access, guest relations, fund development, facilities planning, construction management, property management, supply chain management, bariatrics, neurosciences, sleep medicine, laboratory, pharmacy, physical medicine & rehabilitation, home health, engineering, safety & security, nutrition and environmental services. Additionally, Mr. Dissette developed and implemented the organizations' strategic, facilities and marketing plans including Certificate of Need applications which, over the past 28 years, have resulted in capital expansions of over $435M. He formulated and implemented numerous growth strategies including: acquisition of 332-bed North Ridge Medical Center; acquisition of the Oakridge Outpatient Center & Oakridge Medical Plaza; development of Physicians Outpatient Surgery Center, LLC, the area s first physician-hospital joint venture ambulatory surgery center; start-up of the Holy Cross Medical Group, a 160-member multi-specialty physician group practice; introduction of Holy Cross Health Partners, a 212-physician managed care organization; and development of the Mercy Family Life Center. Education / Certifications Master of Business Administration (MBA)-Health Policy & Administration, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL Bachelor of Health Services (BHS), Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL Six Sigma Green Belt Healthcare (Certification), University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL Leadership Development Institute (Certification), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
16 Michael Doyle CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SURGERY PARTNERS LLC Michael Doyle is Surgery Partners' Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Company s Board of Directors. He is a healthcare industry veteran with both clinical experience and an extensive healthcare management background. Prior to joining Surgery Partners, Michael spent more than a decade in various leadership positions at a large, publicly-traded healthcare organization; at the time of joining Surgery Partners, he held a national position as Senior Vice President of Operations with that company. He has been with Surgery Partners since the Company s outset, systematically growing the Company both organically and through acquisitions, as well as horizontally integrating the business within the healthcare delivery system. Michael leads the Company by combining a hands-on management style with his wealth of practical experience in corporate development, oversight of multi-site operations, and healthcare services familiarity across national, state and local levels. He holds a Bachelor s degree in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and a Master of Business Administration from Troy State University in Alabama.
17 Jordan Fowler FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FRONTIER HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS Jordan Fowler, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, has overseen the development and successful opening of eight Article 28-licensed ambulatory surgery centers in the New York metropolitan area. As CEO, Mr. Fowler advocates for Frontier Healthcare s network of approximately 100 physicians and maintains relationships with leading hospital systems and managed care executives who recognize the value of Frontier Healthcare s physicians as high-quality, low-cost providers. Prior to Frontier, Mr. Fowler spent over a decade in the healthcare space, primarily in physician practice management and ambulatory surgery center development, during which time he opened multiple centers, including Gramercy Park Digestive Disease Center, which was one of the first Article 28 freestanding ambulatory endoscopy centers in New York City. Mr. Fowler began his career as an associate for iliant Management Solutions, a healthcare development and management company located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.