Lynette Scherer replaces Leon Owens as CEO of Surgical Affiliates

Sacramento, Calif.-based Surgical Affiliates announced Lynette Scherer, MD will take over as CEO, succeeding Leon J. Owens, MD, who will step down from the role and become executive chairman of the board. Scott Flacks, who previously served as COO of IDEAL LIFE, will take over as COO of Surgical Affiliates. Dr. Scherer previously served as Surgical Affiliates' CMO, joining the company in 2013.

 “Having an exceptional executive and field management team has expedited the need for us to make this transition and open up new opportunities for those in the company as well as new employees looking for a rewarding career path,” she said.

Dr. Owens, who founded Surgical Affiliates in 1996, will continue to focus on sustainable growth and company culture.

Dr. Scherer received her medical degree from Boston-based Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her surgery residency and trauma/critical care fellowship at the Sacramento, Calif.-based University of California, Davis Medical Center. She is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

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