350 People in the ASC Industry to Know - 350 People to Know in the ASC Industry-- C


Jason B. Cagle. Mr. Cagle is general counsel for United Surgical Partners International, a healthcare facilities management and development company. Before joining USPI, he was in the corporate and securities section at Vinson & Elkins in Dallas.

Joe Cappiello. Mr. Cappiello is the chief operating officer for Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program. He previously served as vice president of the field of operations for The Joint Commission and led his own consultancy to help healthcare facilities improve and maintain compliance with accreditation standards.

Robert J. Carrera.
Mr. Carrera is the president of Pinnacle III. With more than 20 years of healthcare experience, he has spent the last 15 years developing and managing ASCs, physical/occupational rehabilitation centers, diagnostic imaging facilities and occupational medicine clinics nationally. He has been active in ASC-related legislation in Colorado, Minnesota and Utah.

John Caruso, MD. Dr. Caruso has more than 16 years of neurological surgery experience. Since completing residencies at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine and the University of New Mexico, he has been in private practice with Neurosurgical Specialists in Hagerstown, Md.

Frank J. Chapman, MBA.
Mr. Chapman is the COO of Asheville (N.C.) Gastroenterology Associates and is past president of the Medical Group Management Association Gastroenterology Administrators Assembly. He is the first non-physician to hold a seat on the practice management committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is a member of the AAAHC board of directors.

John Cherf, MD.
Dr. Cherf is an orthopedic surgeon, president of the Chicago Institute of Orthopedics, president of OrthoIndex and clinical advisor to Sg2, a healthcare intelligence and information services company. He has more than 20 years of clinical experience in orthopedics and sports medicine. He co-founded the orthopedic department at the Neurological & Orthopedic Institute of Chicago

Thomas Chirillo. Mr. Chirillo is senior vice president of corporate development at Surgery Partners. Mr. Chirillo has spent over 17 years in the healthcare industry, many of which were spent in eye care with Becton Dickinson, CILCO, Ioptex Research and Guidant.

Rajiv Chopra. Mr. Chopra is a principal with The C/N Group, which develops, owns and operates healthcare facilities. He has prior work experience in the banking and management consulting industries. Before joining The C/N Group, Mr. Chorpa was a principal consultant in the strategic change practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting.

Raman Chopra.
Mr. Chopra is principal for The C/N Group. He oversees the firm's diagnostic imaging and hospitality operations and all marketing and technology related activities. Prior to joining The C/N Group he spent seven years in strategic consulting, with his last position as director of consulting services for Equifax.

Ravi Chopra. Mr. Chopra is the president and CEO of The C/N Group. He holds a variety of operational responsibilities, including ASC and real estate operations, and he oversees the finance and accounting for the company and its affiliates. He previously served as a principal consultant in the strategic change practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting.

Richard N. Christie, MD.
Dr. Christie is a physician development manager at Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America and a board-certified OB/GYN with a private practice in Newport Beach, Calif. As an investor and physician at The Newport Beach Surgery Center, he has extensive personal knowledge of the ASC industry. He has been involved in real estate development in Newport Beach and Palm Springs, Calif.

Monica Cintado-Scokin.
Ms. Cintado-Scokin is the senior vice president of development for United Surgical Partners International, and she has been with USPI since 1998. Prior to joining USPI, Ms. Cintado-Scokin provided development and operations support in the international group at HCA.

Joe Clark. Mr. Clark serves as executive vice president and CDO for SCA. Previously, Joe served as the president and CEO of HealthMark Partners and as CEO of Response Oncology, a publicly traded cancer management company.

James H. Cobb. Mr. Cobb is the founder, president and CEO of Orion Medical Services. He previously served as CEO for the Pacific Cataract Laser Institute and Pacific Eye Center. He has been a member of the Medical Group Management Association for 20 years as well as a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators.

James R. Colgan, MD.
Dr. Colgan is a member of board of managers of Sierra Surgery Hospital, a hospital/physician joint-venture surgical specialty hospital in Carson City, Nev. He has been chairman of the board for Carson Ambulatory Surgery Center, founder of Physicians Managed Care and medical director and board member of Physicians Select Management.

Mary Ann Cooney, RN. Ms. Cooney is the administrator of Riverside Outpatient Surgery Center in Columbus, Ohio, an ASC managed by Health Inventures. She began her career in nursing and gained valuable experience in the hospital setting prior to joining the surgery center in 1981 as the administrator.

Daniel Connolly.
Mr. Connolly is the vice president of payor relations for Pinnacle III. He performs all aspects of managed care contracting including contract negotiations, renegotiations, analysis, market analysis, implementation and compliance monitoring for ASCs in multiple markets.

Christine Corbin, MD.
Dr. Corbin is a GYN surgeon and medical director of the Surgery Center at Tanasbourne in Hillsboro, Ore., a Blue Chip Surgical Partners facility. She is the founder and president of Northwest Gynecology Associates. Dr. Corbin graduated from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio, and completed her residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago.

Rebecca Craig, RN, CASC. Ms. Craig is CEO of Harmony Surgery Center in Fort Collins, Colo. She began her career as a registered nurse, working at a rural hospital in the OR, PACU, gastroenterology and pain management areas. She held several management roles in perioperative services before moving into outpatient and ambulatory surgery.

Bill Cramer. Mr. Cramer co-founded Access MediQuip in 1997 and developed the business model which serves as the foundation for the company's current portfolio of strategic medical device solutions and continues his involvement in planning for the company's strategic growth. He serves as vice chairman of the board, focusing his time and energy on strategic relationships and government affairs.

Deborah Lee Crook.
Ms. Crook is the administrator of Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center in St. Charles, Ill. She previously served as director of nursing at Valley's post-surgical recovery care center before becoming administrator there and with the ASC. She began her career as a staff nurse with experience in cardiac and ICU nursing.

William Crowder Jr., MD, FACOG.
Dr. Crowder helped to start the Conroe (Texas) Surgery Center in 1983 with 16 other physicians. The ASC was re-syndicated and a new larger facility was built in 2003. He has been chair of the board of managers at the new facility.

R. Blake Curd, MD. Dr. Curd is chairman of the board of directors of Surgical Management Professionals. He is an active proponent of physician ownership in healthcare and has served as a director for Physician Hospitals of America. He has also been a manager for Medical Facilities Corp.

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