150 Physician Leaders in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Industry - T-Z
Charles Tadlock, MD. Dr. Tadlock is the founder of Surgery Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas and practices pain medicine and anesthesiology. He is currently affiliated with the Center for Pain Management in Las Vegas. Dr. Tadlock is also the CEO of Epiphany Surgical Solutions and an avid developer of surgery centers. Dr. Tadlock received his MD from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine, completed an internship at St. Mary's Hospital and served an anesthesiology residency at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Kevin Tadych, MD. Dr. Tadych is medical director Northwoods Surgery Center in Woodruff, Wis., a Pinnacle III facility. His practice is Northern Wisconsin Bone & Joint in Minocqua, Wis. Dr. Tadych is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. His practice consists of general orthopedics with a focus on sports medicine, carpal tunnel syndrome, spine disorders and joint replacements. He serves on the medical staff at Aspirus Wausau Hospital Center in Wausau and Eagle River (Wis.) Memorial Hospital.
Larry Teuber, MD. Dr. Teuber, a neurosurgeon, is the founder and physician executive of Black Hills Surgery Center in Rapid City, S.D., one of the country's most successful small surgical hospitals. He also serves as the president of Toronto, Canada-based Medical Facilities Corp., medical director of Sioux Falls Surgical Hospital, which he founded in 1985, and founder and current managing partner of The Spine Center in Rapid City. Dr. Teuber has almost 20 years of experience in ambulatory surgical environments and has authored numerous medical publications. Dr. Teuber received his medical degree from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D., and completed his general surgery internship and neurosurgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Teuber served for 17 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve as an aviation and medical officer.
George M. Tinawi, MD. Dr. Tinawi is the president of Surgery Center Partners and its management subsidiary, Endoscopy Management Services Organization, which he founded with Samuel Marcus, MD. He was a practicing physician in Mountain View, Calif., from 1986-2004. As a practicing physician, Dr. Tinawi developed a clear understanding of the business issues faced by physicians in today's challenging environment. A graduate of the Medical School of University of Aleppo in Syria, Dr. Tinawi completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medicine Program in Worcester, Mass., and his fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.
William Tobler, MD. Dr. Tobler is a neurological surgeon and president and director of neurosurgery at The Christ Hospital Spine Surgery Center in Cincinnati. He earned his medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and is a member of numerous professional organizations, including North American Spine Society and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Daniel J. Tomes, MD. Dr. Tomes is a neurological and spine surgeon, and president of Southwest Lincoln (Neb.) Surgery Center, a Blue Chip Surgical Partners facility. He serves on the board of directors for Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln and is the medical director for Gogela Neuroscience Institute, BryanLGH Medical Center in Lincoln. Dr. Tomes received his medical degree, with distinction, from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha. And completed a general surgery internship and neurosurgery residency at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha. He specializes in surgery of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.
Vasudevan Tiruchelvam, MD. Dr. Tiruchelvam — Dr. Tiru to his colleagues and patients — has been a leader in the York, Penn., medical community for many years, having served as chief of the division of surgery at the York Hospital. He currently serves as vice-chairman of the York Hospital department of surgery, as well as the president of the York County Medical Foundation, the charitable arm of the York County Medical Society. As president of YCMF, he has led teams of physicians in providing free medical care to underserved patients in his local community and many foreign countries. He helped provide medical attention to survivors of Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami in Sri Lanka and has participated in cancer services at the Olivia's House and Crispus Attucks Community Center locally. Dr. Tiru opened his private practice in 1987 and currently works at Leader Surgical Associates in York, performing hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, colon repair, breast surgery and thyroid surgery as a general surgeon.
George Trajtenberg, MD, FACS. Dr. Trajtenberg is a general surgeon at Turk's Head Surgery Center in West Chester, Pa., a Blue Chip Surgical Partners facility. After completing his general surgical residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1982, Dr. Trajtenberg joined the medical staff of The Chester County Hospital, where he has served as both participant and chairman on numerous committees. He presently holds the post of chief of the department of surgery while serving on the executive committee, new technology committee, infection control committee and many others. He has been very active in several local and national professional organizations, and has served as the President of the Chester County Medical Society.
Arnaldo Valedon, MD. Dr. Valedon is the chief ambulatory division and managing partner of First Colonies Anesthesia Associates in Baltimore. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and currently serves on the ASC Association's Program Committee for ASCs for 2011. He is also a member of the search committee for the next president of the Ambulatory Surgery Foundation and ASC Association and a member of the Ambulatory Surgery Foundation board. Dr. Valedon earned his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed an internship in internal medicine at Cooper Hospital-University School of Medicine and Dentistry in Camden, N.J.
George A. Violin, MD, FACS. Dr. Violin is the founder of Medical Eye Care Associates in Massachusetts. He devotes most of his practice to cataract surgery, LASIK and related surgeries and was one of the early investigators of epikeratophakia, a precursor of current LASIK technology. Dr. Violin has been the subject of many news articles concerning his expertise in the areas of laser vision correction and cataract surgery and has appeared as a guest speaker on numerous local television and radio broadcasts, where he has discussed state of the art technologies in both areas. Dr. Violin is one of the three founding principals of the Ambulatory Surgery Centers of America and is affiliated with Caritas Norwood Hospital, Faulkner/Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and New England Medical Center in Boston. He graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, N.Y., and completed his ophthalmic residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.
Jeffrey L. Visotsky, MD, FACS. Dr. Visotsky is a member of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute and founder of the Morton Grove (Ill.) Surgery Center. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and specializes in conditions of the hand, elbow and shoulder, arthroscopy shoulder/elbow, shoulder reconstruction and replacement, among other areas. Dr. Visotsky serves as assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago and an instructor in the physician's assistant department of the Finch University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School. He also holds a position as a special consultant in the division of specialized care for children at the University of Illinois in Chicago, specializing in hand and upper extremity care. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at McGaw Medical Center in Chicago and his fellowship in hand and upper extremity microsurgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Clarence B. Watridge, MD. Dr. Watridge is a neurosurgeon and chairman of Semmes-Murphey Clinic in Memphis, Tenn. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis. He performed his neurosurgery residency with the University of Tennessee Department of Neurosurgery in Memphis. Dr. Watridge served as an Air Force neurosurgeon at Keesler Air Force Base from 1981-84, attaining the rank of major. He joined Semmes-Murphey Clinic in 1985. Dr. Watridge serves on the academic faculty of the University of Tennessee Department of Neurosurgery in Knoxville. His academic appointment is associate professor.
Drigan Weider, MD. Dr. Weider is a board member of Boulder (Colo.) Surgery Center, a Pinnacle III facility. His practice is Mapleton Hill Orthopaedics in Boulder. Dr. Wieder has developed a specialty in sports medicine and a strong interest in arthroscopic shoulder and knee reconstructions. He earned his MD from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver and completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
Robert Welti, MD. Dr. Welti is the senior vice president of operations at Regent Surgical Health in Westchester, Ill. He has experience in working with hospital-based surgery centers as well as physician-owned ASCs. He was previously the medical director and administrator of the Santa Barbara (Calif.) Surgery Center. He has worked in both hospital-based surgery centers and smaller physician-owned ASCs. A board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Welti earned his medical degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine, where he also served his internship and residency and completed his fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesia at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
Thomas Wherry, MD. Dr. Wherry is co-founder of Total Anesthesia Solutions, a company dedicated to addressing the emerging anesthesia subsidy crisis and developing innovative anesthesia service solutions for practitioners, hospitals and major health systems. He has worked with Health Inventures since 1996. In addition to his roles as medical director for the Surgery Center of Maryland in Towson and consulting medical director for Health Inventures, he has collaborated with professionals in the United Kingdom, Japan and Kuwait to improve the delivery of ambulatory surgery. He is currently a member of First Colonies Anesthesia Associates, a large anesthesia group that employs over 140 anesthesiologists, and he serves on the board for the group's management arm, Mid-Atlantic Practice Management. Dr. Wherry earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed his residency in anesthesiology at John Hopkins in Baltimore. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain management.
Kimberly L. Wood, MD. Dr. Wood is co-chair of the ASC Quality Collaboration and founder of kmdWOOD, which provides consulting services to the ASC industry, including the ASC Association and the ASC QC. She has participated in several collaborative and cooperative initiatives, including the ASC Advocacy Committee and the ASC Coalition, and has served as an advocate for the industry on issues such as Medicare's coverage and payment policies, Conditions for Coverage and ASC quality measure development and reporting.
Richard N.W. Wohns, MD, MBA. Dr. Wohns is a spine surgeon and one of the first physicians involved with the development of ambulatory spine practices. He is the founder of South Sounds Neurosurgery in Puyallup, Wash. He also founded Neospine, a spine ASC development company, which is currently part of Symbion Healthcare. His areas of expertise in the field of neurosurgery include brain tumor and skull base surgery, numerous complex minimally invasive spinal surgical techniques, teleradiology, computer-based neuronavigation and stereotaxis. He was one of the first neurosurgeons in the United States qualified to perform XLIF for lateral minimally invasive lumbar fusions. Dr. Wohns attended medical school at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., and completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. He also holds an executive MBA from the University of Washington and is currently pursuing a law degree from Seattle University School of Law.
David Zarin, MD. Dr. Zarin is senior vice president, medical affairs, for United Surgical Partners International and one of the founding partners of Texas ENT Specialists in Houston. He has been practicing medicine for more than 30 years and has a special interest in the treatment of sinus disease, utilizing the most advanced surgical techniques including image guidance and balloon sinuplasty. Dr. Zarin is currently the chairman of the board and chief of staff at TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital and serves in the Expert Group of the ASC Quality Collaboration.
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