44 ASC Management and Development Company CEOs to Know

Here are 44 management and development company CEOs to know. Note: When a company did not have a CEO, we profiled the individual holding the top leadership position, and limited our profiling to one leader per company.


Sami Abbasi — National Surgical Care. Mr. Abbasi previously served as co-founder, president and CEO of Radiologix, a leading national provider of diagnostic imaging services, until the company's sale to RadNet in November, 2006. Mr. Abbasi served as COO and CFO of Adminiquest, a Web-enabled, full-service outsourcing solutions provider to the insurance and benefits industry. Mr. Abbasi also was a vice president in the health care group of Robertson Stephens and CitiGroup. He currently serves on the board of directors of BehringerHarvard Multifamily REIT I and American CareSource Holdings. Mr. Abbasi earned an MBA from the University of Rochester (N.Y.).

David "Buddy" F. Bacon, Jr. — Meridian Surgical Partners. Mr. Bacon has more than 22 years of experience in the healthcare sector and is a founder of Meridian Surgical Partners. From 1996 to 2003, Mr. Bacon served in roles as CEO and previously as CFO for Medifax-EDI, a healthcare information technology company based in Nashville. In 2001, the company was acquired by Crescent Capital in Atlanta for $117 million. At that time, Mr. Bacon was promoted to CEO of Medifax-EDI and grew the company until it was sold to WebMD in 2003, for a combined valuation of $365 million. Prior to Medifax-EDI, Mr. Bacon worked in public accounting with Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain. He is a graduate of David Lipscomb College in Nashville and is a certified public accountant.

Ravi Chopra — The C/N Group. Prior to founding the C/N Group in 1980, Mr. Chopra served in various executive management positions in the steel industry, including chief industrial engineer for Youngstown Steel (now International Steel Group) and director of engineering services for Wisconsin Steel (now Envirodyne Industries). He holds a BSME from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India; MSIE from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., and MBA from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Chopra's sons, Raman Chopra and Rajiv Chopra, work as CIO and director of strategic planning, respectively, for the company.

James Cobb — Orion Medical Services. With a total of 37 years in management, Mr. Cobb has primarily focused the last 25 years in the medical field. In the past 12 years, he has developed, constructed and managed seven high-volume ASCs. He has served as CEO for the Pacific Cataract Laser Institute and Pacific Eye Center. Mr. Cobb began as assistant business manager for a practice comprised of 25 radiologists in 1980. Mr. Cobb holds a private pilots license and is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Don Cook — Pacific Surgical Partners. With more than 20 years experience in outpatient healthcare management, Mr. Cook has built and operated both private and public companies in a number of areas including surgery, cardiology, home infusion therapy and physician practice management. Prior to his current role at PSP, he most recently served as president and CEO of Surgem and Clinicis. He has written, spoken and consulted extensively in the areas of management, strategy and operational effectiveness. Mr. Cook holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

R. Blake Curd, MD — Surgical Management Professionals. Prior to accepting the interim CEO position at SMP, Dr. Curd served as chairman of the board from 2005 and vice chair from 2003–2005. Dr. Curd is board member and treasurer of Physician Hospitals of America and has been a board member of PHA since 2005. He also has served as a director of Medical Facilities Corp. since 2004. Dr. Curd was recently elected to the South Dakota State Legislature and will begin his term in the House of Representatives Jan. 13, 2009. He is a practicing hand and microvascular surgeon at the Orthopedic Institute in Sioux Falls, S.D. Dr. Curd was the chairman of orthopedic surgery at Avera McKenan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls from 2003-2004.

Richard DeHart — PINNACLE III. Mr. DeHart has 20 years of experience in the outpatient healthcare industry. A graduate of California State University at Chico, he began his healthcare career as a certified athletic trainer in professional baseball. He joined the sports medicine team at Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham. He then took an administrative healthcare role where he provided operational services for multiple outpatient rehabilitation facilities. Prior to co-founding PINNACLE III in 1999, Mr. DeHart oversaw the management of 14 surgery centers in five states for one of the nation's largest publicly traded healthcare companies.

Richard Francis, Jr. — Symbion. Prior to the formation of Symbion, Mr. Francis served as president and CEO of UniPhy, an operator of multi-specialty clinics, independent practice associations and related outpatient services. Earlier in his career, he was the senior vice president of development for HealthTrust, where he also served as a regional vice president with responsibility for the operations of 11 hospitals in five states. Mr. Francis also serves on the board of directors for the Nashville Health Care Council.

Tom Galouzis, MD — Nikitis Resource Group. Dr. Galouzis, a board-certified general surgeon, is currently a practicing general surgeon in northwest Indiana and previously served as associate staff in the department of surgery as a clinical instructor of surgery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Since 1999, Dr Galouzis has served as president of Lake Park Surgicare in Hobart, Ind., and is president of Lake-Porter Ambulatory Surgery, a physician holding company for physician joint ventures. He is president of both the Lake Porter Physicians Hospital and the Lakeshore Surgicare, both located in Chesterton, Ind. He is also CEO of Hoosier Healthcare and has served in many hospital leadership capacities.

John Hajjar, MD, FACS, MBA — Surgem. Dr. Hajjar is a urologist who developed one of the first ASCs in New Jersey at Fair Lawn and has been managing facilities since 1992. Dr. Hajjar also operates one of the largest private practices of urology in the United States, with 17 physicians in 11 locations. He participates in and performs surgery at two of Surgem's locations. Dr.Hajjar studied medicine at The Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed his surgical and urological training at New York University Medical Center in New York City.

Thomas Hall — NovaMed. Mr. Hall previously served as president and CEO of Matria Healthcare, after having joined Matria as executive vice president and COO. Matria provides disease management programs to health plans and employers. Mr. Hall has also served as president and CEO of TSH & Associates, an independent consulting and management services company; held several executive positions at ADP TotalSource, a division of Automated Data Processing (ADP); and also served in senior management positions with Riscorp, an insurance holding company, and USAir Express/Chautauqua Airlines. Mr. Hall earned an MBA from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.

Richard Hanley — Health Inventures. Mr. Hanley has been in the healthcare business for more than 30 years and has extensive experience relating to the planning, organization, development and management of healthcare services and products. He was a founding partner in 1995 of Horizon Health Services, which was acquired by Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems. He served as president and CEO of Surgical Partners of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vivra. Mr. Hanley has also been responsible for development activities and operations of the Sutter Ambulatory Care Corp. and managed the day-to-day clinic operations for the Medical Center of Sacramento. Mr. Hanley is a board member for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Foundation and holds a master’s degree in healthcare from the University of Minnesota.

Andrew Hayek — Surgical Care Affiliates. Mr. Hayek recently served as president of VillageHealth, an insurance and care management company owned by DaVita, a leading independent provider of kidney dialysis services. Prior to his role at VillageHealth, he served as president and COO of Alliance Imaging, and worked for Capstone Consulting (an operations consulting firm affiliated with private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.), The Pritzker Organization (a merchant banking firm affiliated with the Pritzker family of Chicago, owners of Hyatt Hotels) and the Boston Consulting Group.

Edward Hetrick — Facility Development & Management. Mr. Hetrick has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, the last 15 in the ASC industry. He has held management positions in major teaching institutions in the New York metropolitan area as well as a consulting position within the healthcare division of a big six accounting firm. Prior to founding FDM, Mr. Hetrick was vice president in Healthcare Facilities Management, a firm that specializes in reimbursement consulting for physicians and outpatient hospital accounts. He continues in this position today. He was also the director of operations management and operating room administrator at a major teaching institution in New York City. Mr. Hetrick holds an MBA and an MPH in hospital administration from Columbia University.

Christopher Holden — AmSurg.
Mr. Holden is a healthcare industry veteran of more than 21 years, engaged during most of his career directly in multi-facility and multi-market healthcare management. Prior to joining AmSurg, Mr. Holden served as senior vice president and a division president of Triad Hospitals, of which Mr. Holden was a founding team member and officer in May 1999. From Aug. 1994-May 1999, Mr. Holden held several officer positions with Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. Mr. Holden holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration and a law degree from Washington University.

Jeremy Hogue, JD — Sovereign Healthcare. In addition to serving as CEO of Sovereign, Mr. Hogue manages and consults with numerous healthcare ventures and physician practices. Prior to co-founding Sovereign, Mr. Hogue was vice president of Audax Group, a $1-billion private equity investment firm where he launched and ran the firm's West Coast office and directed investments into several early-stage and middle-market businesses. Prior to Audax Group, he was an associate with Lehman Brothers, where he was a member of the firm's investment banking group. Mr. Hogue received his juris doctorate from Harvard Law School and his MBA from the University of Southern California. Mr. Hogue was an All-American offensive lineman at USC and authors a column for the Website WeAreSC.com, an ESPN affiliate.

Richard K. Jacques — Covenant Surgical Partners. Mr. Jacques has over 15 years in the ASC industry, including senior management positions with both public and private health care companies. He was president and director of Surgical Health Group, a developer and manager of single and limited specialty surgery centers. Prior to that, Mr. Jacques was vice president of business development for AmSurg Corp. and was integral in the development of the system and methodology that AmSurg used to acquire or develop almost 100 ASCs during his time with them.

Marc Jang — Titan Health. Mr. Jang, founder of Titan Health, has held executive positions in healthcare for almost 20 years. Since 1991, his focus has been specifically in ASCs. His experience encompasses finance, mergers and acquisitions, and development and operations. Mr. Jang served as vice president of finance for Sutter Surgery Centers and regional vice president for ASC Network.

Luke Lambert, CFA — Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America (ASCOA).
Mr. Lambert came to ASCOA, first as its CFO in 1997 and then becoming its CEO in 2002, with a broad background in finance, strategy, and operations. Mr. Lambert worked for Smith Barney in international sell side equity research. At Booz, Allen & Hamilton and Ernst & Young, Mr. Lambert consulted with entities starting new ventures, entering new markets and reengineering business processes. Mr. Lambert is a graduate of Harvard College where he studied economics, and he obtained his MBA from the Columbia Graduate School of Business. Mr. Lambert was among the first to earn the CASC designation in 2002.

Vickie Landig – Specialty Surgical Centers/Symbion Pacific Region. Ms. Landig has more than 20 years of surgical healthcare experience with an expertise in orthopedic and spine procedures. Prior to her current role serving as regional vice president, pacific region, she served as director of operations for the Specialty Surgical Centers/Symbion Pacific Region, managing, developing and overseeing seven facilities. She was also administrative director at Fullerton Surgical Center and surgical services manager for St. Jude Medical Center. She has her RN and PHN licenses, and earned CNOR and CRNFA credentials.

Jared Leger — Arise Healthcare. Mr. Leger previously served as an executive director for a large physician group practice and ancillary services that included behavioral health and physical therapy services. He has syndicated and operated a physician-owned surgery center and a functional restoration program. Mr. Leger has a medical device sales background and currently holds a RN license as well as the CASC designation. Mr. Leger also owns a real estate holding company based out of Austin, Texas.

Jeff Leland — Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners.
Mr. Leland previously served as executive director of Lutheran General Medical Group, a 260-physician, multi-specialty medical group located in Chicago. He was once a senior-level executive with Advocate Health Care in Chicago, responsible for both business development and Advocate's 225,000-member health plan. He also served as vice president with ASCOA, president of HealthSpring Medical Group and as CEO of Western Ohio Health Care, an HMO with 200,000-plus members.

Mike Lipomi — RMC Medstone.
Mr. Lipomi has more than 30 years of experience in hospital and ambulatory surgery facility management. He started his career with American Medical International at El Cajon Valley Hospital in San Diego. Most recently, Mr. Lipomi was CEO of Stanislaus Surgical Hospital in Modesto, Calif., which he grew from a small surgery center into a leading specialty hospital. He spent six years on the board of directors of the organization formerly known as FASA, three terms on the board of directors and two terms as president of the California Ambulatory Surgery Association and served on the board of directors of Physician Hospitals of America for the past seven years, including two years as president, and is the former chair the PHA's legislative committee.

Rodney Lunn — Surgical Health Group.
Over the past 17 years, Mr. Lunn has developed more than 150 ASCs throughout the United States. Mr. Lunn was a founder of AmSurg Corp., where he served as a director and as the senior vice president responsible for development of de nova centers, and started Practice Development Associates. Mr. Lunn has served as controller for MEDINC, as vice president of finance and CFO of American Medical Centers, the owner and manager of acute care hospitals. He also has experience in the HMO industry, having previously served as CFO of INA (now Cigna) Healthplan of Texas and vice president of HealthAmerica of Florida.

Thomas Mallon — Regent Surgical Health.
Before founding Regent in 2001, Mr. Mallon served as a founding member and remains a general partner with Gryffindor Capital Partners, a Chicago-based venture-capital fund. In 1994, he co-founded Same Day Surgery, which acquired five distressed and underutilized ASCs and a physician management company. Before his healthcare ventures, Mr. Mallon worked for 12 years in commercial office leasing for national firms. During his years as manager for the Miglin-Beitler leasing team, the Chicago Sun-Times selected the firm as Property Manager of the Year. Mr. Mallon received his BA in political science from Denison University in Grainville, Ohio, and a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Ajay K. Mangal, MD — Prexus Health.
Dr. Mangal left the practice of medicine in 2006 to become one of the co-founders of Prexus. He previously served on staff at Butler County Medical Center, Fort Hamilton, Mercy Fairfield and Cincinnati Children's Hospitals. Dr. Mangal received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Iowa's College of Medicine in 1984. He completed his residency in otolaryngology head and neck surgery from the University of Cincinnati in 1989 and is board-certified. He received his MBA degree from Xavier University in 1998. He is passionate about empowering his colleagues in their ability to control the quality and cost of healthcare.

Thomas A. Michaud — Foundation Surgery Affiliates.
Prior to founding Foundation Surgery Affiliates in Jan. 1996, Mr. Michaud held the positions of COO and CFO of a regional surgery center management company. He has also been active in building bariatric centers. Other experience included that of partner in a local CPA firm, COO of a regional wholesale company, along with holding the upper management positions of manager of management information systems as well as manager of materials at an aerospace company. Mr. Michaud earned his CPA while serving as a staff accountant with the international accounting firm Ernst & Young.

Krystal Mims — Texas Health Partners. Prior to becoming president of Texas Health Partners, she served as CFO for Physician’s Medical Center, a specialty hospital in Plano, Texas, Southlake Specialty Hospital in Southlake, Texas, and Presbyterian Hospital of Rockwall in Rockwall, Texas, until August 2007. Her background in healthcare began in physician practice management. She was CFO for Texas Back Institute for three years, CFO of Practice Performance and administrator of Steadman Hawkins Denver Clinic. Ms. Mims served as secretary and CFO of Parker Road Surgery Center when Texas Health Partners formed this Dallas joint venture in 1994. Ms. Mims is a CPA and began her career with KPMG Peat Marwick.

Fred W. Ortmann, III — Ortmann Healthcare Consultants. Mr. Ortmann has more than 17 years of experience developing ASCs. Mr. Ortmann received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and his MHA from Baylor University. He was then commissioned in the USAF Medical Service Corps and served in a variety of positions during a 22-year career. He retired as a colonel in 1989 and began his private career as an administrator with Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M. After two years, he was asked to join the initial staff of AmSurg Corp., and served as its vice president for center development. He left AmSurg in 2001 and founded Ortmann Healthcare Consultants. He has also served as a consultant to Olympus America. He is a frequent guest speaker at many national ambulatory surgery meetings and seminars and has published a number of articles on the development of ASCs.

Lori Ramirez — Elite Surgical Affiliates.
Ms. Ramirez has more than 12 years experience in surgical development, operations and management. Prior to founding Elite Surgical Affiliates in Jan. 2008, she was a senior vice president of United Surgical Partners International where she was directly responsible for developing the second-largest network of surgical facilities for USPI in Houston. In this role, Ms. Ramirez oversaw 20-plus surgical facilities. Ms. Ramirez also has extensive experience in joint venturing with health systems such as Memorial Hermann in Houston and CHRISTUS Health System in South Texas. She has a graduate degree in business administration.

John Rex-Waller — National Surgical Hospitals. Prior to his work as chairman, president and CEO of NSH, Mr. Rex-Waller was CFO of Hawk Medical Supply, a provider of disposable medical supplies to physicians. Previously he was the CFO and a co-founder of National Surgery Centers which became one of the largest independent owners and operators of surgery centers in the country. He has been an investment banker, has an MBA from the University of Chicago and is a Rhodes Scholar.

J. Michael Ribaudo, MD — Surgical Synergies.
Dr. Ribaudo has more than 27 years of experience as a surgeon, healthcare executive and real estate developer. He is a leader
in the development of physician-owned ASCs and has served as executive vice president of Surgical Health Corp. and HealthSouth Surgery Centers. He currently serves on the board of directors for Flow International and chairs its compensation committee. He is also co-founder of Surgical Anesthesia Services. Dr. Ribaudo graduated from Louisiana State Medical School with graduate medical school training at Emory University, Washington University and New York University. He received postgraduate training at Harvard Law School, Kellogg Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

John Schario — Nueterra Healthcare.
Prior to joining Nueterra in 2001, Mr. Schario spent 20 years as an executive of a major Midwestern integrated health system. His background includes building physician referral networks, managing acute care hospitals and the development and operation of surgery centers and imaging facilities. Mr. Schario earned an M.B.A. from Rockhurst University. He is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the board of the ASC Association. In addition to his business endeavors, Mr. Schario strongly believes in community service. He is an active leader of his church and has previously volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America.

Donald Schellpfeffer, MD — Medical Facilities Corp. (MFC).
Dr. Schellpfeffer has over 18 years of experience in ambulatory surgical environments and 22 years in general, cardiovascular and trauma practices. In addition to serving as CEO of MFC, he is currently medical director of Sioux Falls Surgical Center, which he co-founded, and president of Anesthesia Associates, the largest anesthesia services provider in South Dakota. As an original founder of the Sioux Falls Surgical Center, Dr. Schellpfeffer has been its medical director and a member of the management committee since 1985.

John Seitz — Ambulatory Surgical Group. Mr. Seitz has focused in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years. Prior to co-founding Ambulatory Surgical Group, he had been a founder and either the CEO or president of three successful startup companies in the healthcare industry. Most recently, Mr. Seitz was the one of the founders and president of Surgem. Prior to Surgem, he was founder and CEO of Cornerstone Physicians, a medical practice management company. Mr. Seitz is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program and has attended Western State University College of Law. Mr. Seitz is a frequent presenter at conferences.

Caryl A. Serbin, RN, BSN, LHRM — Surgery Consultants of America and Serbin Surgery Center Billing. Ms. Serbin has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with the last 18 years spent in ambulatory surgery administration and consulting. Her background includes working with one of the leaders in ambulatory care, the original Nashville-based Surgical Care Affiliates. Earlier in her career, her responsibilities included the administrative, clinical and reimbursement oversight of the outpatient department of a leading Florida hospital.

Bill Simon — Innovative Healthcare Management. Prior to becoming president and founder of Innovative Healthcare in 1995, Mr. Simon developed the Pain & Rehabilitation Medical Group, a 7,000 square foot outpatient facility located in the South Bay of Los Angeles. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance, as well as a juris doctorate, and is currently a member of the State Bar of California.

William Southwick — HealthMark Partners. Prior to founding the surgery center division of HealthMark, which later became the sole business for HealthMark Partners, Mr. Southwick founded Southwick Financial Associates. Through merger, Southwick Financial Associates managed over $100 million in client assets and assisted large family businesses with succession planning for multigenerational growth. In 1996, Mr. Southwick helped start HealthMark Partners (formerly Women's Health Partners), the current parent corporation to Surgical Health Partners. Mr. Southwick holds degrees in economics and finance and holds several advanced degrees. He currently serves on the board of DTS America, a medical transcription company based in Brentwood, Tenn.

Larry Taylor — Practice Partners.
Mr. Taylor has 26 years of experience in healthcare delivery, management and physician relations. Prior to founding Practice Partners, he served as president and COO of one of the largest providers of ASC services in the United States. As a certified athletic trainer, his initial entry into healthcare was focused in the delivery of sports medicine and orthopaedic care. He has had responsibilities for multiple healthcare sites across the United States and United Kingdom over the course of his career. He also serves as an adjunct professor in healthcare at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

George Tinawi, MD — Surgery Center Partners.
Dr. Tinawi was a practicing physician in Mountain View, Calif., from 1986-2004. He co-founded Surgery Center Partners and its management subsidiary, Endoscopy Management Services Organization, with Samuel Marcus, MD, in 1997. Dr. Tinawi currently serves as president of the company. He is 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 and his fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Southern California. He is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Bruce Wallace — Congero Development. Mr. Wallace has been in the healthcare industry for 24 years. His experience in healthcare started in the site placement and facility development/technical engineering of radiological imaging equipment. Mr. Wallace transitioned to senior sales and manufacturing positions including products such as laser disc storage, ophthalmic lasers and phaco emulsifiers, and laprascopic and endoscopic imaging. He then developed Single Source, a company that provides services for ASCs with an emphasis on medical equipment planning, procurement, asset management and facility design. Mr. Wallace was also the co-founder of the Outpatient Partners family of companies, which developed and owned one of the largest private licensure and accreditation firms in the United States.

William Wilcox — United Surgical Partners International (USPI).
Prior to joining USPI as president and a director in 1998 — he was named CEO in 2004 — Mr. Wilcox served as CEO of United Dental Care, president of the Surgery Group of HCA and president and CEO of the ambulatory surgery division of HCA. Mr. Wilcox also served as president, COO and a director of Medical Care International.

Donald Wilson – Cirrus Health. Prior to founding one of Cirrus' predecessors in 1996, Mr. Wilson developed an extensive commercial real estate portfolio in various locations across Texas and surrounding states. Over the last 10 years, Mr. Wilson's focus has been exclusively devoted to the development of medical operations platforms and medically oriented real estate projects. In addition to his work in medical operations, Mr. Wilson has participated in more than 40 medical real estate development projects including ASCs, specialty surgical hospitals, acute care hospitals, medical office buildings, primary care clinics, radiation oncology units and other complex medical facilities. Mr. Wilson earned a bachelor of business administration from the University of Texas.

Tom Yerden — TRY Health Care Solutions. Mr. Yerden has more than 28 years of service spanning the development of 70 surgery centers and the founding of Aspen Healthcare in 1992, which he sold to a national firm in 2005. He served several terms on the FASA board of directors and was a finalist in 2003 for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year. Prior to forming Aspen Healthcare, Mr. Yerden held COO and CEO positions in several healthcare systems and large physician group practices where he developed outpatient surgery centers and new outpatient surgical delivery systems. He hosts an ASC governing board retreat program in Salmon, Idaho. In addition, he is a national speaker and author.

Joseph Zasa, JD – Woodrum/Ambulatory Systems Development. Prior to co-founding Woodrum/ASD in 1996, Mr. Zasa served as corporate counsel for Premier Ambulatory Systems. He has published numerous articles on ambulatory surgery operations, development and management. He previously served as regional director of surgery center operations for ProSurg a division of American Ophthalmic, and as corporate counsel for Premier Ambulatory Systems. Mr. Zasa is the current President of the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society. He received his juris doctorate from Washington and Lee University and his bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar.

J.A. Ziskind — Global Surgical Partners.
Mr. Ziskind has been actively involved in Florida's healthcare industry since the early 1970s, having served as CEO of Cedars Medical Center and since 1984 as a healthcare attorney. Mr. Ziskind is a board-certified healthcare attorney in Florida. He has served as general counsel to the Dade County Medical Association since 1990 and was co-founder and served as general counsel to the Florida Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers. In 2004 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Mercy Hospital Foundation and currently serves as the Chairman. From 2005-2006, he served on the Pan American Hospital Board of Directors and was elected vice chairman.

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