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Kelly Kapp, RN. Ms. Kapp is the administrator of Specialty Surgery Center of Westlake Village (Calif.). Ms. Kapp began her nursing career as an OR nurse at L.A. County Hospital. She then was an assistant at Southern California Orthopedic Institute and served as orthopedic coordinator at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, Calif.
Mike Karnes. Mr. Karnes is the CFO and co-founder of Regent Surgical Health. He recently served as chief administrative officer of GTCR-Golder Rauner, one of the nation's largest and oldest venture capital firms. He also has been CFO for Prime Group Realty Trust and Balcor, a subsidiary of American Express.
Richard A. Kaul, MD. Dr. Kaul is president of New Jersey Spine & Rehabilitation. He is a board-certified minimally invasive spine specialist, with an expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions using minimally invasive techniques. He has performed more than 400 minimally invasive spinal procedures.
I. Naya Kehayes, MPH. Ms. Kehayes is managing principle and CEO of Eveia Health Consulting & Management, based in Issaquah, Wash. She previously served as regional director of operations and managed care of National Surgery Centers. She also coordinated orthopedic development in the Northwest region of the country and was a surgical hospital administrator for Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation.
David Kelly, MBA, CASC. Mr. Kelly is the administrator of Samaritan North Surgery Center, a multispecialty center with four ORs and two procedure rooms in Dayton, Ohio. He joined the facility in late 2006 and has a background in finance, IT and operations.
R. Matthew Kilton, MBA, MHA. Mr. Kilton is principal and COO of Eveia Health Consulting & Management, based in Issaquah, Wash. Before joining Eveia, Mr. Kilton was CEO of Renton, Wash.-based Valley Orthopedic Associates, a division of Proliance Surgeons. He earned master's degrees in business administration and health services administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
Beverly Kirchner, RN, BSN, CNOR, CASC. Ms. Kirchner is the owner and CEO of Genesee Associates. She served on the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses board of directors, has authored many AORN manuals and leads research in collaboration with the organization on violence in the nursing workplace.
Susan Kizirian, RN, MBA. Ms. Kizirian is COO of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America and has more than 17 years of experience in ASC operations, serving as executive director and consultant for ASC management and development. She serves as lifetime past president emeritus on the board of directors of the Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and past president of the Ambulatory Surgery Management Society.
Douglas D. Koch, MD. Dr. Koch is medical director of Baylor Vision, the refractive surgery clinical and research group at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is also professor of ophthalmology at the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine. He is editor of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and past president of the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Marc E. Koch, MD, MBA. Dr. Koch is the president and CEO of Somnia Anesthesia, where he focuses on furthering the company's mission of offering high-quality and cost-efficient anesthesia solutions to hospitals, ASCs and office-based facilities nationwide. He co-founded the medical practice Resource Anesthesiology Associates in 1996.
Satish Kodali, MD. Dr. Kodali is an ENT physician and one of the physician owners of The Surgery Center in Franklin, Wis., a joint venture between Associated Surgical & Medical Specialists and Aurora HealthCare Ventures. He currently serves as president of The Surgery Center's board of managers and was a key player in negotiations during the joint-venture process.
Greg Koonsman, CFA. Mr. Koonsman is the founder and senior partner at VMG Health, where he specializes in valuation, transaction advisory, and feasibility. He has acted as an advisor in transactions for more than 250 hospitals, 1,000 surgery centers and 1,500 physician organizations. He founded Practice Performance, a physician management organization providing outsourced business management services.
Matthew Kossman. Mr. Kossman is a senior director at SCA. He has previous experience as a senior healthcare consulting manager at Pershing Yoakley & Associates and as senior director of finance and director of operations at DaVita. He was also director of operations and finance at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Catherine W. Kowalski, RN. Ms. Kowalski is the executive vice president and COO for Meridian Surgical Partners. She has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and is the former executive vice president of operations and co-founder of Surgical Alliance Corp., a specialty surgical hospital company. Ms. Kowalski is also a registered nurse.
Donald Kramer, MD. With a medical practice spanning more than 25 years, Dr. Kramer has developed several successful ASCs in the Houston market. He founded Northstar Healthcare, which develops and, in conjunction with physician partners, owns and operates ASCs in concentrated markets.
Timothy Kremchek, MD. Dr. Kremchek is one of the leading shoulder surgeons in the country and is a physician with Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Sharonville, Ohio. He has developed plans and thoughts around operating surgery centers and building and marketing brands for orthopedic surgeons. His professional interests include advanced arthroscopic repair of shoulder and knee injuries.
Richard Kube, MD. Dr. Kube is the CEO, founder and owner of Prairie Spine & Pain Institute in Peoria, Ill. He is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon who performs minimally invasive, motion-preserving surgical techniques, including sacroiliac joint surgery. He earned his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and currently serves as a faculty member at the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Peoria.
Michael Kulczycki. Mr. Kulczycki is the Joint Commission's executive director for its Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program. He leads a team of dedicated staff throughout the Joint Commission who serve ambulatory customers.
Peter R. Kurzweil, MD. Dr. Kurzweil is the founder of the Surgery Center of Long Beach (Calif.) and is an internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon with expertise in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder and the treatment of athletic injuries. He is the fellowship director for the Southern California Center for Sports Medicine in Long Beach.
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