- Michael Stanley, M.D. - President, Pediatrix Division
- David A. Clark - Chief Operating Officer, Pediatrix Division
- Gary Twiggs, M.D. - Regional President, Pacific Region
- Tony Lacaze, MHA - Regional President, South Central Region
- Robert J. Balcom, M.D. - Regional President, Central Region
- Eric H. Kurzweil, M.D. - Regional President, Mountain Region
- Alan B. Oliver - Regional President, Atlantic Region
- Carlos A. Pérez, M.D. - Regional President, Caribbean Region
American Anesthesiology Division
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Roger J. Medel, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Roger J. Medel, M.D. has been a Director since he co-founded the company in 1979. Dr. Medel served as President until May 2000 and as Chief Executive Officer to December 2002. In March 2003, Dr. Medel reassumed the position of President until May 2004 and Chief Executive Officer, a position in which he continues to serve today. Dr. Medel is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami. In addition, Dr. Medel participates as a member of several medical and professional organizations.
Joseph M. Calabro
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Calabro joined the company in January 1996 as Chief Information Officer. In May 2004, he was appointed President. Mr. Calabro has also served as Chief Operating Officer since May 2000. Prior to joining the company, he was employed by Ambulatory Surgery Group of Columbia/HCA as Director of Information Technology from May 1994 to January 1996 and in various other operational and technology roles from 1987 to 1994.
Dominic J. Andreano
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Mr. Andreano joined the company in September 2001 as Director of Business Development. In 2004, he was appointed Associate General Counsel. In February 2008 he was promoted to Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, and in May 2012 he was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Andreano worked for the Miami office of Holland & Knight from June 2000 until September 2001 as an associate in the corporate securities department. Prior to that, he joined the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig from May 1996 until June 2000 in the Health Care Corporate Department.
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Ms. Lopez-Blanco joined the company in May 2008 as Treasurer and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in January 2010. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Lopez-Blanco was Chief Financial Officer of Carrols Corporation's Hispanic Restaurants Division, which includes the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana concepts.
James Swift, M.D.
Chief Development Officer
In September 2009, Dr. James Swift joined Pediatrix through the acquisition of a multi-state pediatric specialty practice, Children's HealthCare Network, which he founded in 1996 and served as Chief Executive Officer. After serving as Vice President of Hospital-Based Pediatrics for the organization, he was appointed Regional President, South Central Region, in February 2012, and then MEDNAX Chief Development Officer in December 2013.
Dr. Swift received his medical degree from University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School and completed his internal medicine/pediatrics residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in pediatric critical care at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Orange County and Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with the University of Nevada School of Medicine and co-editor of "Pediatric Hospital Medicine: Textbook of Inpatient Management." At the time of publication in 2007, it was the first textbook for pediatricians practicing in inpatient settings.
Dr. Swift is board certified in pediatrics and is an active candidate in internal medicine, adult and pediatric critical care.
Robert C. Bryant
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Mr. Bryant joined the company in 1996 as Director of Applications. In January 2000, he was promoted to the position of Vice President and Chief Information Officer. From 1997 to January 2000, he served as Director, Information Services. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Bryant was Applications Manager at Columbia/HCA's Ambulatory Surgery Division. He holds a master's degree in business administration from Bryant College in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Steve C. Collins
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Collins joined the company in July 2003 as Vice President, Business Development, and was promoted to Senior Vice President in January 2010. From April 2001 to July 2003, he was Director with KPMG Corporate Finance, LLC. Prior to that, Mr. Collins served with Auto Nation, Inc. as Vice President, Corporate Development from 1998 to 2001 and as Director from 1996 to 1998. He held management positions with Baxter International, Inc. and W.R. Grace, Inc. between 1991 and 1996. Mr. Collins holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in business administration from Pepperdine University.
Alan R. Spitzer, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Director
The Center for Research, Education and Quality
Alan R. Spitzer, M.D., a prominent neonatal researcher and academician, joined the company in July 2004, and oversees clinical research as well as continuing medical education and clinical quality initiatives.
Dr. Spitzer has authored a popular neonatal textbook, Intensive Care of the Fetus and Newborn, and collaborated on more than 200 peer-reviewed research articles and textbook chapters. He was a practicing neonatologist for more than 25 years, and served as Chief of the Division of Neonatology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and as Professor of Pediatrics at Stony Brook prior to joining the company.
Michael Stanley, M.D.
President, Pediatrix Division
Dr. Stanley joined the company in 1997 through the acquisition of his practice. He was appointed President, Pediatrix Division, in February 2012. Prior to this appointment, he served as Regional President and Vice President of Medical Operations for the South Central Region. Dr. Stanley also served as the Medical Director of a NICU in Fort Worth, Texas, and as Corporate Medical Director, where he was responsible for all of the hospital-based care and physicians in the Fort Worth area hospitals for Pediatrix. He is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine.
Dr. Stanley received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and completed his pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in Lackland, Texas. Dr. Stanley served in the US Air Force for nine years and achieved the rank of Major. He also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Practice at Southwestern Medical School and was instrumental in developing and managing several neonatal intensive care services in the Fort Worth area, as well as the neonatal transport team at Cook Children's Medical Center, one of the busiest transport services in the nation. In 2001, Dr. Stanley earned a master's degree in business administration from Baylor University in Dallas, Texas.
David A. Clark
Chief Operating Officer, Pediatrix Division
Mr. Clark joined the company in May 2001 through the acquisition of Magella Healthcare. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Pediatrix Division in August 2008. Mr. Clark had previously served as Senior Vice President, Operations from December 2003 until August 2008. He was Vice President of Operations, South Central Region from November 2001 to November 2003 and as Vice President of Development for Magella Healthcare from January 1999 until May 2001. Earlier in his career, he held various senior management positions and spent five years with the accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Clark received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Texas A&M University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Gary Twiggs, M.D.
Regional President, Pacific Region
Dr. Twiggs joined the company in 1999 through the acquisition of his practice. He was appointed Regional President, Pacific Region in February 2009. Previously, Dr. Twiggs served as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pacific Region from 2007 to 2009 and Vice President of Business Development from January 2002 to 2007. He also practiced neonatology in Seattle, Washington and was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Dr. Twiggs is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine.
Tony Lacaze, MHA
Regional President, South Central Region
Mr. Lacaze joined the company in 1998. Before he was appointed Regional President, South Central Region, he served in a variety of roles, including Regional Vice President, Director of Operations and Operations Manager. Prior to joining the company, he gained considerable operations experience in the health care industry in physician practice management, as well as home health care and skilled nursing home providers. Mr. Lacaze received his bachelor’s degree in management from Northeast Louisiana University and his master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Dallas.
Robert J. Balcom, M.D.
Regional President, Central Region
Dr. Balcom joined the company in 1993. Before his appointment as Regional President, Central Region in January 2002, Dr. Balcom served as Vice President of Medical Operations for the Central Region. Previously, Dr. Balcom was Medical Director for a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Virginia Beach, Virginia and was an associate neonatologist in clinical practice for eight years at a Level III Unit in Elmira, New York. He is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine.
Dr. Balcom received his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Syracuse, New York and completed his internship and residency training at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received post-doctoral training in neonatology at the State University of New York in Syracuse. Dr. Balcom received a master's degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He has been a delegate to the Medical Society of Virginia and has been extensively involved in formulating guidelines for Neonatal Practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Eric H. Kurzweil, M.D.
Regional President, Mountain Region
Dr. Kurzweil joined the company in 1996 through the acquisition of his practice. This acquisition launched the Company's operations in the State of Colorado. Dr. Kurzweil was appointed Regional President, Mountain Region in January 2002. He previously served as Vice President of Medical Operations, Mountain Region. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Kurzweil served as Medical Director of a Pediatric Trauma Service and several pediatric intensive care units in Colorado. In addition, he was responsible for pediatric hospital-based care and the hospitalists serving other Denver area hospitals. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine.
Dr. Kurzweil received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. He received post-doctoral training in pediatric critical care at The Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Kurzweil also holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Colorado. He has served as Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Science Center.
Alan B. Oliver
Regional President, Atlantic Region
Mr. Oliver joined the company in 2000. Before his promotion to President of the Atlantic Region in August 2008, Mr. Oliver served as the Vice President of Operations of the Atlantic Region from 2002. Previously, Mr. Oliver was the Director of Finance until 2003. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Oliver was the CFO and Corporate Controller with the South Broward Hospital District for 11 years. Prior to that, he worked in the public accounting sector. Mr. Oliver is a graduate from Temple University in Philadelphia PA with a major in Finance and Accounting. He received his Executive MBA and MHA from Nova Southeastern University in 1994.
Carlos A. Pérez, M.D.
Regional President, Caribbean Region
Dr. Pérez has been a member of Pediatrix since 1986. He was appointed Regional President, Caribbean Region in January 2002. From 1997 until his recent appointment, Dr. Pérez served as Vice President, Medical Operations. He also served as medical director of several neonatal and pediatric intensive care units in Florida and Puerto Rico. He is board certified in pediatrics, neonatal-perinatal medicine and pediatric critical care medicine.
Dr. Pérez completed his pediatric residency training at Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, California and his neonatology fellowship training at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Dr. Pérez also completed a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at the University of California, San Francisco. Throughout his career with Pediatrix, Dr. Pérez has been instrumental in developing new service areas and expanding services in existing markets. He serves as a board member in several civic and business organizations in Puerto Rico.
American Anesthesiology Division
President, American Anesthesiology
Karl B. Wagner has served as President, American Anesthesiology, since January 2010. Mr. Wagner joined the company in May 1997 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in August 1998. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Wagner served as Controller. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Wagner was Chief Financial Officer for the East Region of Columbia/HCA's Ambulatory Surgery Group from January 1995 until May 1997. From July 1993 through January 1995, Mr. Wagner was Assistant Controller of Medical Care International, Inc., a subsidiary of Medical Care America, Inc.
William C. Hawk
Chief Operating Officer, American Anesthesiology
Mr. Hawk began working with the company in 2005. He was appointed Senior Vice President of Operations, Anesthesia Services, in May 2006 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2013. He served as Senior Vice President from 2006-2013. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Hawk was founder and CEO of SHC Companies, Inc., a healthcare services company and was a Senior Vice President with Medical Care America, Inc., from 1992 to 1995. He holds an undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and a master's degree in business administration from Loyola College.
Regional President, American Anesthesiology
Mr. Thompson was appointed Regional President, American Anesthesiology for practices in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Virginia in August of 2013, having served as Vice President of Business Development, MEDNAX, since 2007. Prior to joining American Anesthesiology, Mr. Thompson held several management positions within GE Capital, the GE Corporate Audit Staff and GE’s Six Sigma Initiatives. He holds an undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in business administration from Emory University.
Eric W. Mason, M.D.
Regional President, American Anesthesiology
Dr. Mason joined the company through the acquisition of his practice, Critical Health Systems of North Carolina (CHS) in October 2008. He was appointed Senior Vice President in July 2011 and was promoted to Regional President in 2013. Previously, he served as American Anesthesiology's Medical Director in Raleigh, North Carolina. Prior to joining the company, Dr. Mason served as President of CHS from 1999-2011 and as Chief Executive Officer from 1996-1998. He is a Past President of the North Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists and served as Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Section on Professional Practice from 2003-2007.
Dr. Mason received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Florida. He completed his anesthesiology residency and his fellowship in critical care medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his fellowship in cardiac anesthesia at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Mason is board certified in anesthesiology and critical care medicine.
MEDNAX Board of Directors
- Cesar L. Alvarez
Chairman of the Board, Executive Chairman, Greenberg Traurig, PA
- Waldemar A. Carlo, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Division of Neonatology University of Alabama, Birmingham
- Michael B. Fernandez
Chairman, MBF Capital Partners, LLC
- Roger K. Freeman, M.D.
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Foundation Board
- Paul G. Gabos
Chief Financial Officer, Lincare Holdings, Inc.
- Pascal Goldschmidt, M.D.
Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dean, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
- Manuel Kadre
Vice President and General Counsel, CC1 Companies, Inc.
- Roger J. Medel, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer, MEDNAX, Inc.
- Donna E. Shalala, Ph.D
President of the University of Miami
- Enrique J. Sosa, Ph.D.
Former President, BP Amoco Chemicals