150 Physician Leaders in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Industry - R-S
David J. Raab, MD. Dr. Raab is on the board of managers at the Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center in Morton Grove, Ill., and is a fellowship-trained sports medicine physician with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Morton Grove. His professional interests include total joint replacement, arthroscopy and pediatric orthopedics. He also serves as an assistant professor at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Dr. Raab earned his medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, where he also completed his residency. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center.
Michael R. Redler, MD. Dr. Redler is a founding partner of The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center in Fairfield, Conn. He is a fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine and hand surgeon. He serves as an orthopedic consultant to Major League Lacrosse and associate clinical professor for the department of physical therapy and athletic trainers at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. Dr. Redler earned his medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Storrs and completed a fellowship in sports medicine and hand surgery at The University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Wallace Reed, MD. Anesthesiologist Dr. Reed is credited with co-founding the nation's first ASC in Phoenix and has been recognized for his "vision and tireless advocacy on behalf of ASCs," according to a 2010 statement by ASC Association President Kathy Bryant. At age 94, he continues to inspire ASC community members to reach even greater heights in the surgery center industry and lead improvements in healthcare. Dr. Reed and his late partner, John L. Ford, founded Surgicenter in 1970 to provide patients with high-quality, affordable and accessible healthcare, setting the standard for ASCs all over the country. In 2010, Dr. Reed received the "2010 Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Phoenix Business Journal.
Christopher Reising, MD. Dr. Reising is president of the board of directors for Pine Ridge Surgery Center in Wausau, Wis., a Pinnacle III facility. His practice is Surgical Associates in Wausau. His medical interests include endocrine surgery, advanced laproscopy of bariatrics, surgical oncology and vascular medicine/vascular procedures. He received his MD from Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, and completed a residency and fellowship at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
J. Michael Ribaudo, MD. Dr. Ribaudo has more than 25 years of experience as a surgeon, healthcare executive and real estate developer and currently serves as CEO and chairman of Ballwin, Mo.-based Surgical Synergies. He is a pioneer in the development of physician-owned ASCs and, in 1982, developed the largest freestanding outpatient surgery center in the country in a city with 28 other competing hospitals. He has served as executive vice president of Surgical Health and HealthSouth Surgery Centers. Dr. Ribaudo graduated from Louisiana State Medical School in Eunice, with graduate medical school training at Emory University in Atlanta, Washington University in St. Louis, and New York University. He received postgraduate training at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and Stanford (Calif.) Graduate School of Business.
Herbert W. Riemenschneider, MD. Dr. Riemenschneider is the principal physician and urologic surgeon at Riverside Urology in Columbus, Ohio. He is also a clinical assistant professor of urology at The Ohio State University's College of Medicine and is the director of urologic education at Riverside Methodist Hospitals, both in Columbus. Dr. Riemenschneider performed the first prostate cryoablation in Ohio in 1993 and continues to perform the procedure today.
Steven Robinson, MD. Dr. Robinson is a board member and practicing plastic surgeon at Riverside Outpatient Surgery Center in Columbus, Ohio. He is also an active member of the Aesthetic Society and the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and holds staff appointments at several area hospitals. His ASC, has more than 20 co-owners and hosts a variety of specialties, including plastic surgery, ophthalmology, ob-gyn and urology. Dr. Robinson earned his MD from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus and served two residences, one in general surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit and the other in plastic surgery at OSU Medical Center. He is certified as a general surgeon by the American Board of Surgery and as a plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Paul L. Rohlf, MD. Dr. Rohlf began practicing at Urological Associates in 1969. After a long and successful career serving thousands of patients, he retired from the practice in 2007. During his career, Dr. Rohlf served as president of the American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. He was the initial urologist who obtained the first surgery center certificate of need for a center in Iowa and remains a strong leader in the ASC industry following his retirement.
L. Edwin Rudisill, Jr., MD. Dr. Rudisill is one of the leading hand surgeons in the country and practices with The Hand Center in Greenville, S.C. He received his medical degree from Bowman-Gray School of Medicine in Winston Salem, N.C., and completed his orthopedic training with the Greenville (S.C.) Hospital System. He completed a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Rudisill holds a certificate of added qualifications in surgery of the hand and is a member of the American Society of Surgery of the Hand, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
James W. Rust, DPM. Dr. Rust has been in private practice since 1988. In 1991, he joined Atlantic Podiatry Associates in Daytona Beach, Fla., where he currently practices. He also works with Twin Lakes Surgical Center in Daytona Beach and serves on the faculty at Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee. Dr. Rust is a member of the American Podiatry Medical Association, Florida Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot Surgeons. He treats all aspects of podiatric care, including sports medicine and diabetic foot care, in the office and hospital setting. Dr. Rust received his doctorial degree from the William M. Scholl College of Podiatry Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago.
Kuldip S. Sandhu, MD, FACP, FACG. Dr. Sandhu is a gastroenterologist at the Sutter Roseville (Calif.) Endoscopy Center in and is president of Capitol Gastroenterology Consultants Medical Group. He received his medical degree from Punjabi University, Patiala, India, and completed his internship and his residency in internal medicine at MLK-Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Sandhu went on to complete his fellowship training in gastroenterology at LAC-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Kent Sasse, MD, MPH, FACS. Dr. Sasse is one of the leading bariatric physicians in the country, serves as the director of the Western Bariatric Institute in Reno, Nev., and is an attending surgeon at several hospitals in the area. He is the founder of the International Metabolic Institute, which seeks to bring individuals state-of-the-art medical and scientific principles of physiologic weight reduction. Dr. Sasse is the author of two recent books titled Life-Changing Weight Loss and Doctor's Orders: 101 Medically Proven Tips for Losing Weight. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, a master's in health and medical sciences at UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program and an MPH in epidemiology from UC-Berkeley School of Public Health. Dr. Sasse completed his residency at the UCSF department of surgery and his fellowship at the Lahey Clinic department of colon and rectal surgery in Burlington, Mass.
Donald Schellpfeffer, MD. Dr. Schellpfeffer is CEO of Medical Facilities Corp., and has almost 20 years of experience in ambulatory surgical environments and more than 20 years in general, cardiovascular and trauma practices. He has served as medical director and a member of the management committee of Sioux Falls (S.D.) Surgical Center since he founded it in 1985. He also serves as president of Anesthesia Associates, the largest anesthesia services provider in South Dakota. Dr. Schellpfeffer received a PhD in animal physiology from the University of Minnesota in St. Paul and an MD from University of South Dakota School of Medicine in Vermillion.
Bruce A. Scott, MD. Dr. Scott is the medical director of SurgeCenter of Louisville (Ky.) and serves on the physician leadership team for Surgical Care Affiliates. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Scott is a board-certified otolaryngologist and founder and president of Operative Ventures. He has served on the board of the American Medical Association, Kentucky Medical Association, American Medical Association Foundation and the Greater Louisville Health Enterprise Network.
Hooman Sedighi, MD. Dr. Sedighi is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician who has practiced as a private practice physician in Dallas since 1997. He is an equity partner in Pine Creek Medical Center in Dallas, a short-stay surgical hospital that has reported annual profits since its opening in 2005. Dr. Sedighi is also an equity partner in two Gulf States long-term acute care hospitals in Dallas and DeSoto, Texas. Dr. Sedighi was responsible for the development and formation of the physician partnerships for both hospitals. Dr. Sedighi earned his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and is double board certified by the American Board of Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Pain Medicine.
David Shapiro, MD, CASC. Dr. Shapiro is a partner with Ambulatory Surgery Co., an ASC consulting company. In addition to his time as a practicing anesthesiologist, he is chair of the board of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and the Ambulatory Surgical Foundation, and chaired the Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. He serves as medical director and board member of several ASCs. He also serves as an AAAHC surveyor, certified professional in health risk management and is licensed in health risk management by the state of Florida. He is certified in healthcare compliance.
Joshua A. Siegel, MD. Dr. Siegel is the sports medicine director at Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics in Exeter, N.H., and the founding partner and managing member of Northeast Surgical Care. Dr. Siegel has treated professional, national and Division I collegiate athletes and has mastered the latest techniques in arthroscopic surgical treatments of the knee, shoulder and elbow. As managing member of Northeast Surgical Care, he is in charge of all hiring and management of key staff, developing of new services and physician recruitment, as well as the preparation and schedule for executive physician meetings. Dr. Siegel received his MD from SUNY Buffalo in New York and completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the renowned American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala.
Thomas A. Simpson, MD, FACS. Dr. Simpson is chairman of the board of directors for the Iowa City Ambulatory Surgery Center and led the board of this multi-specialty ASC as it came together to plan and develop the ASC with Mercy Hospital. He serves on the staff for ENT Medical Services and belongs to numerous academic societies and associations. He also serves as president of the board of directors for Mercy of Iowa City Regional PHO and is a former president of the Iowa Academy of Otolaryngology. Dr. Simpson received his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City.
Eric J. Stahl, MD. Dr. Stahl, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports injuries and shoulder and knee surgery, is the president of Golden Ridge Surgery Center in Golden, Colo. He also specializes in sports medicine at the Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center in Denver and serves as vice president of the Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. During his military service in France, he was the physician for the climbing school and the mountain rescue team in Chamonix. Dr. Stahl completed his internship and surgical residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver and his orthopedic residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland and Phoenix.
Steven Stern, MD. Dr. Stern is a Harvard-trained orthopedic physician. He is the medical director and the vice president of neurosciences orthopedic and spine of United Healthcare. Prior to coming to United Healthcare, he was a leading surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and has developed a very successful surgery center. In his current position at United Healthcare, Dr. Stern is responsible for issues relating to musculoskeletal care, including joint arthroplasty surgery. He is a member of multiple orthopedic societies related to joint replacement surgery, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Knee Society, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Association. He has more than 20 years of orthopedic surgical experience and has published multiple articles on total knee and hip arthroplasty and total joint replacement, in addition to his book Key Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery.
David W. Strege, MD. Dr. Strege specializes in orthopedic surgery at Mid County Orthopaedic – Bellevue in St. Louis. He works with St. John's Mercy Health Care, St. Mary's Health Center and Missouri Baptist Medical Center, all in St. Louis, to provide outstanding orthopedic care to his patients. Dr. Strege specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, general orthopedic surgery, reconstructive surgery and elbow and shoulder surgery and has served as a member of the Tissue Advisory Board for Mid-America Transplant Services since 1995. He completed his residency at St. Louis University Hospital and undertook a fellowship in hand surgery at Mayo Graduate School in Rochester, Minn.
Lewis Strong, MD. Dr. Strong is the president of the Skyline Endoscopy Center in Loveland, Colo., a Pinnacle III facility. He earned his MD and completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the AGA. He has been an active member of the Loveland, Colo., medical community since the early 1990s. Dr. Strong was a founding member of the local physician's health organization and served as its president for four years. He later served as president of the expanded, regional PHO for one year. Dr. Strong has served on numerous committees at McKee Medical Center in Loveland.
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