Featured Speakers
David J. Abraham, MD
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Reading Neck & Spine Center
Margaret Adams, CASC
Riddle Surgery Center
Kim Allen
Joint Institute Coordinator
Atlanticare Regional Medical Center
Maria Alvarado, RN
Associate Administrator and Nurse Manager
Saddle Brook Surgicenter, Inc, Mayhill Medical Group, LLC
Carlos Arias P, MD
Hospital Universitario del Rio
Scott D. Augustine, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Augustine Temperature Management, LLC and Augustine Biomedical + Design, LLC
Rodger W. Baca
Chief Development Officer
Physicians Endoscopy, Endo-Surgical Center of Florida
Brett Barnett, JD
McGuireWoods LLP
Judy Barsamian-Armstrong, RN
Administrator/Chief Executive Officer
San Luis Obispo Surgery Center
John Bello, MD
Advanced Vision Specialists
Ramsin Benyamin, MD, DABIPP
Millennium Pain Center
Gregory S. Bernardo, MD
Interal Medicine and Perioperative Medicine
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Adam A. Berry
Chief Executive Officer
Summit Orthopedics
Brandon Beshear
Wichita Falls Endoscopy Center
Bobby Bhatti, MD
Board Certified, Spine Fellowship Trained
President and Founder, Atlanta Spine
Stephen Blake, JD, MBA, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
Central Park ENT & Surgery Center
Lauren Blanchard
Business Office Manager
Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center
Michele Bossi, RN, MSN
OSS Health Ambulatory Surgery Centertory Surgery Center
James Bresch, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Board Member and Founder, Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center; President, Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists
Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center; Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists
Kim Brown, RN, BSN, CASC
Director, Nursing
Insight Surgery Center/Elkhart Day Surgery, LLC
Susan Brozovich, RN, MSN
Director, Nursing
Golden Ridge Surgery Center
Melissa Bushnell, RN, MSN, CNOR
Executive Director
AtlantiCare Surgery Centers
Jennifer Butterfield, MBA, RN, CNOR
Lakes Surgery Center
Victoria Caillet RN,CASC,CNOR
Wooster Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC
Lori Callahan
Algonquin Road Surgery Center
Kristina R. Calligan, FNP
Vice President, Operations
Gynesurgical LLC
Deepak Chavda, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Texas Bone & Joint Center
Susan Cheek, CPA, CHCC, CASC
Chief Executive Officer, BridgeConx, Software Solutions
Administrator, IV Anesthesia Services, PLLC and Dallas Endoscopy Center
Ying Chen, DO, FACOS
OrthoNeuro, Inc.
Sandy Chilcote, CMPE
Director, Biling
OneCare Solutions
Jeffrey Clark, JD
McGuireWoods LLP
Lisa Cooper
Brenda Cordle
Chief Executive Officer
Surgery Center of Fort Collins
Paula Counts, RN
East Tennessee Ambulatory Surgery Center
Tracy Couse, MSN, MBA-HMC, NE-BC, RN
Clinical Director
UPMC Hamot
Todd Currier, CASC, CPA, CMPE
Northern Wyoming Surgical Center
Sukdeb Datta, MD, MBA, DABIPP, FIPP
Medical Director
Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery & Pain Center
Gregory P. DeConciliis, PA-C, CASC
Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites, LLC
Harel Deutsch, MD
Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Rush University Medical Center
Co-Director, Rush Spine Center
Erin Dietsche
Becker’s Healthcare
C. Jolynn Dobson Cook, RN, COE, CASC
Laurel Eye Clinic/Laurel Laser & Surgery Center
Joseph D’Agostino, MBA
ASC Administrator
Gwinnett Advanced Surgery Center and Dunwoody Surgery Center
Scott Edwards
North MS Ambulatory Surgery Center
Joseph Engel, MPS
Gastroenterology Associates of Fairfield County and The Endoscopy Center of Fairfield
Brien Fausone, MA, MBA
Michigan Endoscopy Center
Alejandro Fernandez
Chief Executive Officer
Gastro Health
Santiago Figuereo, MD, FAANS, FACS
Neurological Surgeon, President and Chief Executive Officer
Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute
Jeffrey Flynn
Chief Operating Officer, Gramercy Healthcare Management, LLC; Administrator, Gramercy Surgery Center
Gramercy Healthcare Management, LLC; Gramercy Surgery Center
Maria B. Freed, MHSA
Coral Gables Surgery Center
Donald Fry, MD
Executive Vice President, Clinical Outcomes Management, MPA Healthcare Solutions
Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Timothy Fry, JD
McGuireWoods LLP
Vincent Galan, MD
Medical Director, Pain Care, LLC
President, Center for Pain and Spine, LLC
Ann B. Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC
Chief Nursing Officer
Scott Glaser, MD, DABIPP
Co-Founder and President
Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago
Jacqueline Gonzalez
Director, Business, Musculoskeletal Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Jasmine Gonzalez
Billing Manager
Manhattan Surgery Center
Alfonso del Granado
Ashton Center for Day Surgery
Michael Graziano, CASC
Clifton Surgery Center
Julie Greene
Chief Executive Officer
Orthopaedic Associates of Muskegon and Muskegon Surgery Center
Jay C. Grochmal, MD
Grochmal Eye Center
Randall Gross
Executive Director
Mass Ave Surgery Center LLC
Robert Haen, MBA
Executive Director
CenterOne Surgery Center
Jane Haire, RN, BSN, CASC
Nebraska Surgery Center
Patrick Haley
Santa Cruz Surgery Center
John Harig, JD
McGuireWoods LLP
Joleen Harrison RN, BSN, CASC
Administrative Director
Mankato Surgery Center
Amanda Hawkins, BSN, RN, CASC
The Surgery Center of Charleston
Heather Hilgendorf-Cooley, MBA, CASC
Spring Park Surgery Center, LLC
Tracy Hoeft-Hoffman
Heartland Surgery Center
David J. Hohl
Chief Administrative Officer, Fariview Range
Chief Exectuive Officer, Northwoods Surgery Center, LLC
Brandi Hollins, RN, BSN, MBOE
Grove City Surgery Center
John J. Hong, MD, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
United Gastroenterologists
Donna Howell, RN, MBA
Assistant Vice President
Surgical Services, Atlanticare
Sev Hrywnak, MD
Chief Executive Officer, The SEV Group
Owner, Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Center of Chicago
Karl Johnson
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
ASD Management
Guen Kaffenberger, RN, BSN, MBA
Danbury Surgical Center
Jonathan Kaplan MD, MPH
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BuildMyBod Health
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Pacific Heights Plastic Surgery
Mary Kerrigan
Business Office Manager
Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Mark Khorsandi, DO
West Grey Center for Special Surgery
Janie Kinsey, RN, CASC
Saint Luke's Surgicenter-Lee's Summit
Thomas G. Knight
Chief Operating Officer
Explorer Surgical
Chris Knopik
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
Laser Spine Institute
Lawrence Kosinski, MD
Managing Partner; President
Illinois Gastroenterology Group; SonarMD, LLC
Scott Kulstad, MBA, MEd, ATC
Executive Director, Musculoskeletal Services, Fairview Health Services; Board of Directors, Ridges Surgery Center; Board of Directors, Maple Grove Surgery Center
Fairview Health Services, Ridges Surgery Center, Maple Grove Surgery Center
James Leavitt, MD, FACG
Gastro Health
Fawn Esser Lipp, RN, BSN, CNOR, CASC
Executive Director
The Surgery Center LLC, Milwaukee WI
Helen Lowenwirth, CASC
East Side Endoscopy
Terri Mahoney, BN, CNOR, CASC
Bluffton Okatie Surgery Center
Sarah Malaniak, CASC
Ambulatory Surgical Center Administrator
Ambulatory Center for Endoscopy
Sarah Malaniak, CASC
Ambulatory Center for Endoscopy
Devanand Mangar, MD, FCCP
President, FGTBA; Regional Medical Director, TEAMHealth Anesthesia; Chief, Anesthesiology, Tampa General Hospital
TEAMHealth Anesthesia; Tampa General Hospital
Stephanie Martin, RN, CNOR, CASC
Senior Director, Operations
Regent Surgical Health
Christina McDonald
Tampa Outpatient Surgical Facility
Lianne McDowell, CASC
South Portland Surgical Center, LLC
Morteza Meftah, MD
Chief, Adult Reconstruction Surgery and Clinical Research and Director, Adult Reconstruction Fellowship, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center; Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center; NYU Langone Medical Center
Thomas K. Miller, MD
Vice Chairman, Department, Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief, Section of Sports Medicine, Carilion Clinic; Associate Professor, Department, Orthopaedic Surgery, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Carilion Clinic; Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Cherokee Moore, RN
Nurse Manager
BayCare Surgery Center
Teleatha Mortimer, RN, BSN, CGRN, CASC
Bloomington Endoscopy Center
Farid Naffah, MD, FACG, AGAF
Avamar Gastroenterology, Inc.
Brandon O'Dell, RN, BSN, CASC
Surgery Center of Athens, LLC
Jospeh Ollayos, CASC
Practice Administrator
Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital Perioperative Services
Raj Pandya, MD
Founder and President, Atlanta Orthopaedic Institute; Chairman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Unicore Health
Atlanta Orthopaedic Institute; Unicore Health
John Paoni
Omni Surgery Center
Lawrence Parrish, MBA
Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
Lawrence Parrish, MBA
Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
Amit Patel, MD, ABAPM
Chief Executive Officer, Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Management Physician
Georgia Pain and Wellness Center
Michael Patterson, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mississippi Valley Health
Jeff Peacock, MBA
Executive Director
Rochester Surgery Center and Linden Surgery Center
Dalip Pelinkovic, MD
Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
DuPage Medical Group
David J. Pivnick, JD
McGuireWoods, LLP
Stanford R. Plavin, MD
, Board Member, ASCA; President, Technical Anesthesia Strategies and Solutions; Physician, North American Partners in Anesthesia
ASCA; Technical Anesthesia Strategies and Solutions; North American Partners in Anesthesia
Andy Poole, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer, Monticello Community Surgery Center
Monticello Community Surgery Center
William Prentice
Chief Executive Officer
Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
V.K. Puppala, MD
Board Certified Anesthesiologist & Interventional Pain Physician, Founder & Medical Director of Comprehensive Spine & Pain
Comprehensive Spine & Pain
Robert Quinn, MD
Plastic Surgeon
Bend Surgery Center
David Raab, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, President and Founder, Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center; Partner and Founder, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center; Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
David Raab, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon and Owner
Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
Candy Ranshaw, RN, BSN
Administrator/Director of Nursing
Squaw Peak Surgical Facility
Christopher Rawlings, CPA, CHFP, CMA, MBA
Associate Administrator
CAMC Ambulatory Services
Alan Ready, Jr.
BSG Director
Greater New York Hospital Association
Michael Redler, MD
Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center
Catherine Retzbach, RN, BSN, CASC
Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center
Loretta Rice, MBA, RNFA, BSN, CNOR
Gwinnett Surgery Center LLC
Taylor Richardson
ASC Operations Strategist
Peachtree Orthopedics
Gary Richberg, RN, CMPE, CASC
Pacific Rim Outpatient Surgery Center
Herb Riemenschneider, MD
Riverside Urology
Rhoda Rizkalla-Couvaras
Managing Partner/ Administrator
IntegraSurgical Ambulatory Surgery Centers of Arizona
Lisa Rock
National Medical Billing Services
Marsha Rowe, RN, MBA
Southeastern Ambulatory Surgery Center
Catherine Ruppe, RN, CASC
Executive Director
Proliance Highlands Surgery Center/ MRI, Overlake Surgery Center and Redmond Surgery Center
Darrel Saldanha, MD
Anesthesiologist, Pain Management
Physician Owner, Hyde Park Surgical Center
Nader Samii
Chief Executive Officer
National Medical Biling Services
Scott Schlesinger, MD
Legacy Spine and Neurological Specialists
Donald Schreiner, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
OrthoIllinois and OrthoIllinois Surgery Center
Matt Searles
Merrit Healthcare
Paul Shade
Managing Director
Principle Valuation, LLC
Nishant Shah, MD
Anesthesiologist, Medical Director, Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center; Partner; Midwest Anesthesiology Partners
Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center; Midwest Anesthesiology Partners
Nishant Shah, MD
Anesthesiologist, Midwest Anesthesiology Partners
PRAA Division
Ritesh Shah, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
Ritesh Shah, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Partner, Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center; Partner and Medical Director, Hip and Knee Research, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center; Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
Chandler Shirer, MBA CASC
Franciscan Surgery Center
Seth Silver, MD
Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director
The Ambulatory Care Center
Amy Sinder, MS
CBC Surgery Center
Brooke Smith, CASC
Maryland Surgery Center for Women
Amanda Sosnosky, MBA, BSN, RN
Bellin Orthopedic Surgery Center
Natalie Soule, RN, MBA, CASC, CNOR
Premier Orthopedic Surgery Center
Lane Spero, MD
Spine Surgeon
Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates, LLP
Allston Stubbs, MD, MBA
Orthopedic Surgeon
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Helen Suh, JD
Senior Counsel
McGuireWoods LLP
Maggie Summerfelt
Advanced Surgery Center, LLC
Melissa Szabad, JD
McGuireWoods LLP
Benita Tapia, RN, CASC
90210 Surgery Medical Center
Joy Taylor, JD
Chief Administrative Officer
Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center
Larry Taylor
President and Chief Executive Officer
Practice Partners in Healthcare, Inc.
Victor Terebuh, MD
New Albany Orthopedic Anesthesia
Gretchen Townshend, JD
McGuireWoods LLP
James Turner, Jr., MBA, MHA
Chief Executive Officer
Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Inc
Jed Vanichkachorn, MD, MBA, MSHA
Tuckahoe Orthopaedic Associates
JoAnn Vecchio
Chief Executive Officer and Administrator
ASC of Western New York
Jon Vick
ASCs Inc.
Barton Walker, JD
McGuireWoods LLP
Melissa Weik, MHA, RN
North Pointe Surgery Center
Robert Westergard, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America (ASCOA)
John Whitfield, JD, ThD, CMPE
New Gulf Coast Surgery Center
Kerri  Zelensek, JD
McGuireWoods LLP
Becky Ziegler-Otis, RHIA, CPHQ, CHC, CASC
Ambulatory Surgical Center of Stevens Point