Featured Speakers
Kim Allen
Clinical Director, Musculoskeletal Services and Center for Perioperative Medicine
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
Deirdre Baggott, PhD
ECG Management Consultants"
Brett Barnett, JD
McGuireWoods LLP
John Bartos, JD
Chief Executive Officer
Collect Rx
Ramsin Benyamin, MD, DABIPP
Millennium Pain Center
Gregory S. Bernardo, MD
Internal Medicine
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Adam A. Berry
Chief Executive Officer
Summit Orthopedics
Brandon Beshear
Wichita Falls Endoscopy Center
Stephen Blake, JD, MBA, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
Central Park ENT & Surgery Center
Lauren Blanchard
Business Office Manager
Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center
Joseph Bosco, MD
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs
NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and Principal, Labrador Healthcare Consulting
Michele Bossi, RN, MSN
OSS Health Ambulatory 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
Alice Brewer, MPH, CIC
Director of Clinical Affairs
Tru-D SmartUVC
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
Josh Carter
, Senior Vice President, ASC Sales
Medline Industries, Inc
Margaret Chappell, RN, MS, CASC
Senior Vice President, Operations
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, Billing
OneCare Solutions
Lisa Cooper
Brenda Cordle
Chief Executive Officer
Surgery Center of Fort Collins
Tracy Couse, MSN, MBA-HMC, NE-BC, RN
Clinical Director
UPMC Hamot
Gregory P. DeConciliis, PA-C, CASC
Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites, LLC
Meena Desai, MD
Chair of Orthopaedic Certification Technical Panel
Erin Dietsche
Becker’s Healthcare
Bill Wilder, Director
Outpatient Marketing
DePuy Synthes, a Johnson & Johnson Company
C. Jolynn Dobson Cook, RN, COE, CASC
Laurel Eye Clinic/Laurel Laser & Surgery Center
Stan Dystart, MD
Medical Director, Adult Reconstruction
WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical 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, MBA, CMPE
Chief Executive Officer
Gastro Health
Santiago Figuereo, MD, FAANS, FACS
Neurological Surgeon, President and Chief Executive Officer
Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute
Jeffrey Flynn, CASC
Chief Executive Assistant
Gramercy Healthcare Management, LLC; Administrator, Gramercy Surgery Center
Maria B. Freed, MHSA
Coral Gables Surgery Center
Timothy Fry, JD
McGuireWoods LLP
Donald Fry, MD
Executive Vice President, Clinical Outcomes Management, MPA Healthcare Solutions
Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Jocelyn Gaddie
Vice President, Business Development
in2itive Business Solutions
Vincent Galan, MD
Medical Director, Pain Care, LLC
President, Center for Pain and Spine, LLC
Bilinda Garlock, RN, BSN
Manager, Clinical Operations (Ambulatory Surgery Centers)
Cardinal Health
Ann B. Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC
Chief Nursing Officer
Surgical Information Systems
Scott Glaser, MD, DABIPP
Co-Founder and President
Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago
Todd Godfrey
Associate Principal
ECG Management Consultants
Jasmine Gonzalez
Billing Manager
Manhattan Surgery Center
Alfonso del Granado
Ashton Center for Day Surgery
Julie Greene
Chief Executive Officer
Orthopaedic Associates of Muskegon and Muskegon Surgery Center
Randall Gross
Executive Director
Massachusetts Ave Surgery Center, LLC
Robert Haen, MBA
Executive Director
CenterOne Surgery Center
Jane Haire, RN, BSN, CASC
Nebraska Surgery Center
Patrick Haley, CASC
Member, Physicians Surgery Centers, LLC; Administrator, Central Coast Surgery Center
Physicians Surgery Centers, LLC; Central Coast 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
Daniel Hoeffel, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Summit Orthopedics
Tracy Hoeft-Hoffman, MBS, MSN, RN, CASC
Heartland Surgery Center
Brandi Hollins, RN, BSN, MBOE
Workflow Consultant
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
Ambulatory Strategies Inc
Ambulatory Strategies Inc
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
I. Naya Kehayes, MPH
ECG Management Consultants
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
Susan Kizirian, MBA
Chief Operating Officer,
Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America
Thomas G. Knight
Chief Operating Officer
Explorer Surgical
Lawrence Kosinski, MD
Managing Partner; President
Illinois Gastroenterology Group; SonarMD, LLC
Stephen M. Kovach
Director of Education
Healthmark Industrie
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
Luke M. Lambert
Chief Executive Officer
James Leavitt, MD, FACG
Gastro Health
Scott Leggett
Chief Executive Officer, Surgery One; Principal, Global One Ventures; Principal, Convergent Ortho
Chief Executive Officer, Surgery One; Principal, Global One Ventures; Principal, Convergent Ortho
Michael Lipomi
President/Chief Executive Officer
Surgical Management Professionals
Fawn Esser Lipp, RN, BSN, CNOR, CASC
Executive Director
The Surgery Center LLC, Milwaukee WI
Helen Lowenwirth, CASC
East Side 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
Vice President, Operations and Clinical
Regent Surgical Health
Angela Mattioda
Vice President of RCM Services
Surgical Notes
Christina McDonald
Tampa Outpatient Surgical Facility
Kevin McDonough, CFA
Managing Director
VMG Health
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
Sarah E. Mick
McGuireWoods, LLP.
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
Mark Misplay
Vice President, Sales
Cardinal Health
Cherokee Moore, RN
Nurse Manager
BayCare Surgery Center
Teleatha Mortimer, RN, BSN, CGRN, CASC
Bloomington Endoscopy Center
Matthew J. Muller
HealthCare Appraisers, Inc
Mark Murphy
Chief Strategy Officer
St. Joseph's Health
Aaron Murski, CVA
Managing Director
VMG Health
Farid Naffah, MD, FACG, AGAF
Avamar Gastroenterology, Inc.
Brandon O'Dell, RN, BSN, CASC
Surgery Center of Athens, LLC
Joseph Olivo
PMC, A Professional Management Company
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
Colin Park, CPA
VMG Health
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
Dan Peterson, MHSA, FACHE
Chief Administrative Officer
Sutter Lakeside Hospital
Don Phalen
Vice President, Business Development
Regent Surgical Health
Stephanie Phillips
Vice President, Procurement
United Surgical Partners International
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
Ali Prosser
The Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Center of Paradise Valley
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 and Owner
Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic 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
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
Matt Searles
Merrit Healthcare Advisors
Paul Shade
Managing Director
Principle Valuation, LLC
Todd Shafer
Vice President, Information Services
Covenant Surgical Partners
Ritesh R. Shah, MD
Hip Arthroscopy, Hip and Knee Reconstruction
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, 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
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
Nishant Shah, MD
Anesthesiologist, Midwest Anesthesiology Partners
PRAA Division
Chandler Shirer, MBA CASC
Franciscan Surgery Center
Amy Sinder, MS
CBC Surgery Center
Richa Singh
Executive Vice President
Brooke Smith, CASC
Maryland Surgery Center for Women
Amanda Sosnosky, MBA, BSN, RN
Bellin Orthopedic Surgery Center
Troy Sparks, BSN, RN, CNOR, RVP
Total Joint Program Coordinator
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
Barry Tanner
President and Chief Executive Officer
Physicians Endoscopy
Benita Tapia, RN, CASC
90210 Surgery Medical Center
Larry Taylor
President and Chief Executive Officer
Practice Partners in Healthcare, Inc.
Joy Taylor, JD
Chief Administrative Officer
Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center
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
Ned Urbiztondo, MD
Physician- Interventional Pain Management, Anesthesiology
Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago
Jed Vanichkachorn, MD, MBA, MSHA
Tuckahoe Orthopaedic Associates
JoAnn Vecchio
Chief Executive Officer and Administrator
ASC of Western New York
Jon Vick
ASCs Inc.
Melissa Waibel, PMBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CASC, CSSM
Chief Executive Officer
Guam Surgicenter
Barton Walker, JD
McGuireWoods LLP
David M. Walline, ASA
HealthCare Appraisers, Inc
Andrew Watts
Director, Payer Relations
Laser Spine Institute
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
GI Practice & ASC Administrative Services
Jason M. Winokur
Vice President
J.H. Winokur, Inc.
Stephen J Zabinski, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Shore Orthopedic University Associates
Kerri  Zelensek, JD
McGuireWoods LLP
Becky Ziegler-Otis, RHIA, CPHQ, CHC, CASC
Ambulatory Surgical Center of Stevens Point