By Matt Skoufalos
Northwell Health of New York, New York appointed six Rothman Orthopaedic Institute orthopedic surgeons to clinical leadership positions at Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow and Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. Justin Tsai has been named chief of foot and ankle surgery; Dan Seigerman is chief of hand surgery; Joseph Lee is chief of spine surgery; Brandon Erickson is chief of shoulder and elbow surgery; and Meghan Bishop is chief of sports medicine. Anthony A. Romeo will serve as chief of shoulder and elbow surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.
Joerns Healthcare of Charlotte, North Carolina has named David Johnson its CEO, succeeding interim CEO and chairman of the board Terry Sutter.
The Wayland, Massachusetts-based Analgesic Solutions has promoted COO Robert Newman to CEO, while CEO Nathaniel P. Katz will assume the title of founder and Chief Scientific Officer. Vice President of Operations Andrea Licari will become COO, and Arturo Morales will become Chief Technology and Data Officer.
Datta Endoscopic Back Surgery and Pain Center of New York, New York has added surgeons Francis A. Pflum and Sunil Kukreja.
NuVasive Inc. of San Diego, California has added Scott Huennekens, president, CEO, and chairman of the board at Verb Surgical, to its board of directors, effective October 1. Huennekens has 25 years of experience in the medical device industry, was formerly the president, CEO and a member of the board of Volcano Corporation, and was the president and CEO at Digirad Corporation from 1997 to 2002. Huennekens has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is a board member and former chair of the Medical Device Manufacturer’s Association.
Pursuit Vascular of Maple Grove, Minnesota has added Greg Walpole as vice president of sales. Walpole was most recently sales manager of Ecomed Solutions, and previously led sales for the Renal Products division of ICU Medical until 2014.
The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) of Federal Way, Washington has named Andie Crosby director of strategic partnerships and innovations, and has promoted Katy Scheck to director of the Partner Experience and Engagement Team (PEET), Crosby’s former role.
The Detroit, Michigan-based Health Alliance Plan (HAP) has named Margaret Anderson senior vice president and chief sales and marketing officer.
The Boston, Massachusetts-based PatientPing added Sagnik Bhattacharya, former population health division head at Epic Systems Corp., as its head of payer and provider initiatives. Bhattacharya formerly led Epic’s ambulatory EHR, and helped launch its internal innovation incubator program, Epic Labs.
The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) of Washington, D.C. has named AdvaMed chief advocacy officer J.C. Scott as its next president and CEO.
Senior Helpers of Baltimore, Maryland has named Alan Abrams its geriatric clinical advisor. Formerly the CMO of the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization, Abrams has been a physician executive and clinical leader on both the payer side and provider side in programs geared to care for the frail elderly across Massachusetts.
Capital Health Medical Center of Pennington, New Jersey has added Cataldo Doria as the medical director of its Hopewell, New Jersey-based Capital Health Cancer Center.
KEPRO of Nashville, Tennessee has named Joel Portice as its CEO, succeeding the retiring Joseph Dougher. Portice most recently was CEO at Intermedix Corporation, has been president of government and corporate development and strategy at HMS Holdings, and president of Verisk Health (now Verscend Technologies). Portice also founded Integrity Plus Services, which he sold to UnitedHealth Group, and Enclarity, Inc., which was acquired by LexisNexis. KEPRO also added Susan T. Weaver as its new president in August 2018; Weaver was previously CEO for C3HealthcareRx and CMO for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
Astellas of Northbrook, Illinois promoted Geoff Towle to vice president of oncology marketing; he was formerly senior director of oncology marketing, and served in a variety of positions at Abbott Laboratories, Inc. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Emids of Nashville, Tennessee named Tim McMullen its president and Dan Critchley as vice president. McMullen, who replaces the retiring Tom Niehaus, most recently was a member of the Global Healthcare Leadership Team for Texas-based NTT Data Service. He had been president, CEO, and a founding partner of the Franklin, Tennessee-based OneCore, executive vice president for Leidos Health (formerly SAIC), executive vice president for sales and marketing at Vitalize Consulting Services (VCS), senior vice president for sales and marketing at maxIT Healthcare, national vice president for First Consulting Group (FSG), and a founding member of the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME).
Rahul Gupta has been named senior vice president and chief medical and health officer at the Arlington, Virginia-based March of Dimes. A specialist in internal medicine and preventive medicine, Gupta is also adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Leadership in the School of Public Health at West Virginia University.
GNS Healthcare of Cambridge, Massachusetts appointed Ziad Obermeyer, associate professor of health policy and management at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, to its strategic advisory board. Obermeyer is an emergency physician and researcher who earned his MD at Harvard, completed his clinical residency in emergency medicine at the Brigham & Women’s, Massachusetts General, and Boston Children’s Hospitals, and holds and a master’s degree in Philosophy from Cambridge University.