David Chernow has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Select Medical since January 1, 2014. Mr. Chernow has served as the President and previously held various executive officer titles since September 2010. Mr. Chernow served as a director of the Company from January 2002 until February 2005 and from August 2005 until September 2010.
Mr. Chernow also serves on the board of directors of Concentra Group Holdings Parent. From May 2007 to February 2010, Mr. Chernow served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Oncure Medical Corp., one of the largest providers of free-standing radiation oncology care in the United States.
From July 2001 to June 2007, Mr. Chernow served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of JA Worldwide, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education of young people about business (formerly, Junior Achievement, Inc.).
From 1999 to 2001, he was the President of the Physician Services Group at US Oncology, Inc. Mr. Chernow co-founded American Oncology Resources in 1992 and served as its Chief Development Officer until the time of the merger with Physician Reliance Network, Inc., which created US Oncology, Inc. in 1999.
Bobby Jindal is an American politician who served as the 55th Governor of Louisiana from 2008 to 2016. Mr. Jindal previously served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Chairman of the Republican Governors Association. In 1995, Mr. Jindal was appointed secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.
In 1999, he was appointed president of the University of Louisiana System. At 28, Mr. Jindal became the youngest person to hold the position. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Mr. Jindal as principal adviser to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Mr. Jindal received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s degree from Oxford.
Chris serves as Executive Chairman of USHV. Chris has decades of experience practicing medicine and leading clinical services organizations. With an MBA from the University of Michigan and M.D. and Residency training at the University of Chicago Hospitals, Chris brings a unique perspective and genuine understanding of the intersection of sound business practice and clinical care through the lens of a provider.
As CEO, Chris led the growth of multi-specialty industry leader ApolloMD from 2004-2013 and earned the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2009. He has helped build a variety of industry-leading health care companies as both senior management as well as serving on the Boards of Directors, focusing on improving clinical care while expanding market share through improved quality, safety, service, and innovation.
At USHV, Chris focuses on leading the executive team and growing the platform via new partnerships. Chris is an Operating Partner with Ares Management and teaches The Business of Healthcare at Stanford University Graduate School of Business since 2016.
Co-founder of Radiology Partners, Rich Whitney serves as chairman and CEO of the Practice, in addition to serving as a venture partner and advisor to New Enterprise Associates. Previously, Rich served as CFO of DaVita Inc., where he helped lead the turnaround of the company, creating more than $3 billion of equity value over three years. He was also integral to DaVita’s growth over many years, leading the acquisition of Gambro Healthcare from Gambro AB and the acquisition of Healthcare Partners, one of the nation’s largest physician practices providing integrated and capitated care to more than 1.5 million patients (now part of Optum).
Rich received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Pennsylvania State University in University Park and his MBA from Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has a long track record of leading, founding and investing in healthcare organizations that create meaningful change in their specialties, serving as an investor, director and chairman of a variety of healthcare companies for more than 15 years. Rich currently serves on the board and is an investor in CHG Healthcare Services, Strive Health and National Veterinary Associates.
CEO, Robbie Allen, is an accomplished healthcare leader with an impressive track record. Robbie’s professional journey includes successful leadership positions in clinical services organizations that align closely with the complexities of USHV. Notably, he recently served as the CEO of One GI, a significant player in gastroenterology.Under his leadership, One GI achieved substantial revenue growth of 800%, totaling $400 million. Robbie also initiated a sustainable program centered on income repair and value creation in collaboration with clinical providers.
Before his role at One GI, Robbie was CEO at Envision Orthopedics, where he managed and expanded all ambulatory surgical centers within the network. In the early stages of his career, he founded and led Neuromatrix, a provider of complex telemetry, which was eventually acquired by Specialty Care.
Robbie is known for his meticulous attention to detail and expertise in developing support programs that provide value to provider teams while maintaining a focus on efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
A local resident of Nashville, Robbie is also a dedicated father of nine, offering a unique blend of experience and personal commitment to his role. Above all, he is dedicated to the core mission of our organization, which is to provide innovative and expert care to the patients we serve.
Justin Simoncini serves as the Chief Growth Officer at US Heart and Vascular (“USHV”). With over 20 years of experience in healthcare, Justin is passionate about developing strategies that drive growth and create value for both physicians and patients.
Before joining USHV, Justin was the Chief Executive Officer of Ascend Vision Partners and the Chief Strategy & Development Officer at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. In his recent roles, he led several successful growth initiatives, including accretive practice acquisitions, denovo expansion, strategic vendor partnerships, and the implementation of new service lines.
Prior to his roles in multi-site healthcare, Justin held various positions at Cardinal Health, in investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and RBC Capital Markets, and worked in corporate finance and strategic planning at Pfizer, Inc.
Justin holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. With his extensive experience and leadership, Justin is committed to driving USHV’s growth and expanding the organization’s national footprint in the cardiovascular space.
Jennifer is the Chief Operating Officer at USHV, and she has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare operations. Throughout her career, she has partnered with physicians across various platforms, including independent, hospital-based groups, and multi-site, multidisciplinary practices. Jennifer has exceptional expertise in transforming business processes, integrating business units, and scaling them for growth.
Before joining USHV, Jennifer worked as the Group President of Operations at Sound Physicians, a nationwide multidisciplinary, physician-led organization, where she utilized her skills to grow and develop numerous service lines and associated infrastructure support. There she led the Chief Operating Officers for each business unit and led several critical cross-functional areas, such as field operations, growth, integration, and staffing/recruiting, including licensing and credentialing. She also served as President and Chief Operating Officer at PhyNet Dermatology, one of the fastest-growing dermatology practices in the country. Prior to that, Jennifer was the VP of Operations at the University of Chicago, where she oversaw revenue cycle and operations activity for the University of Chicago physician practices. She also has vast consulting experience within the physician practices, hospital, integrated systems, and payer space through Cap Gemini and ChapterHouse.
Jennifer earned her Master of Arts degree focused on psychology and biology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Later, she completed a graduate program in psychology and practiced in Chicago in facility and home-based settings. Additionally, Jennifer possesses an MBA/MHA and a Six Sigma certification.
Collin is a knowledgeable, innovative, and collaborative healthcare attorney with over 20 years of extensive experience in transactions and regulatory matters and the corporate generalist background of a seasoned general counsel. Collin serves on the senior management team at USHV and has responsibility for the compliance and legal functions.
Prior to joining USHV, Collin served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Physical Rehabilitation Network, a leading physical therapy organization, where he led PRN to extensive growth through a series of successful transactions. Before his tenure at PRN, Collin worked at Ardent Health Services, one of the largest privately held health systems in the US, where he helped lead the company in healthcare acquisitions, including the historic UT Health East Texas health system joint venture with the University of Texas. Prior to Ardent, he worked as Senior Operations Counsel at Community Health Systems and as Senior Corporate Counsel for Medstar Health.
Collin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Samford University and a Juris Doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
Claudia comes with more than 25 years of healthcare administration and management experience, possessing deep knowledge in navigating the complex and dynamic terrain of healthcare.
Under her direction, Pima Heart and Vascular grew to be the largest, locally-owned and operated cardiovascular practice in Arizona. Her 25 year career in healthcare began with her administrative positions in the areas of neurological and primary care settings and has evolved into her leadership position helping burgeoning practice groups to thrive. She is currently actively involved in the organization’s efforts to address rural and underserved communities in the state.
At USHV, Claudia is responsible for both operational and financial execution within her region. Claudia holds a Master’s in Business Administration and B.S. from the University of Arizona.
Wendy serves as VP of Recruiting and Provider Engagement at USHV. Wendy has extensive experience in leading recruiting efforts across multiple physician services groups and specialty types. Most recently, she led physician, mid-level, and operations recruiting across emergency departments and hospitalist programs for ApolloMD.
During her 15-year tenure as a recruiting expert, she has developed a keen ability to evaluate a candidate’s capabilities and cultural fit, but most importantly, she understands the importance of developing lasting relationships in the process. At USHV, Wendy focuses on driving organic growth by sustaining and growing our practice’s provider bases.
Cole Giordon serves as Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at USHV. Cole brings over 5 years of strategic advisory experience working with management teams, boards, and shareholders across a broad range of industries.
In his most recent role as Vice President in Houlihan Capital’s Investment Banking group, Cole led transaction execution efforts with clients in the cardiology, nephrology, and veterinary care space. Most importantly, Cole is astutely aware of the needs of cardiovascular specialists, allowing him to customize opportunities for future USHV partners.
His M&A experience paired with his ability to increase shareholder value will help drive the future growth of USHV. Cole holds a B.S from Miami University in Finance.
Sean serves as Vice President of Integration & Corporate Development of USHV. Sean has spent the last 15 years enabling healthcare organizations to grow, optimize, and transform to meet the evolving healthcare landscape.
Prior to joining USHV, Sean served as the Vice President of US Radiology Specialists, a leading national private equity backed radiology and diagnostic imaging provider. Before joining US Radiology, Sean spent over a decade in management consulting, the majority of the time working at Deloitte Consulting. While at Deloitte Sean’s focus centered on M&A Integration, Revenue Cycle Management, and Growth Strategy.
As Vice President of Integration Sean is focused on strategically and effectively growing the national footprint of USHV while delivering value to shareholders, physicians, and patients. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rider University.
Michael Dinkins serves as the Director of Accounting at USHV. Michael brings over 9 years of experience in corporate and public accounting with significant knowledge in public company and multi-site healthcare environments.
Prior to joining USHV, Michael was an instrumental figure in the management, development, and oversight of the corporate accounting activities, policies, and procedures at Wellpath, a leading provider of outsourced correctional and behavioral healthcare services, and Tivity Health, a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions.
As the Director of Accounting, Michael oversees the company’s financial functions and the administration of physician compensation at our practices. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Tennessee.