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Daniel Anhalt, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Associate Director
  • Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
  • Burlington, VT
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Wayne Berberian, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Associate Professor
  • New Jersey Medical School
  • Paramus, NJ
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Kenneth Call, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Surgery
  • CEO
  • Call Medical Associates, P.A.
  • Boston, MA
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Pedro Cardona, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Pulmonology
  • Medical Director
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Chattanooga, TN
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Attila Devenyi, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Gastroenterology
  • Clinician
  • Regional Gastroenterology Associates of Lancaster
  • Hummelstown, PA
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David Gossage, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • UT Graduate School of Medicine
  • Knoxville, TN
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John Hajjar, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Urology
  • President and CEO
  • Urology Specialty Care, P.A.
  • Cresskill, NJ
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George Jirak, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • OB/GYN
  • Clinician
  • Ohio Valley Women's Health
  • Wheeling, WV
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Michael Johnston, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Family Medicine
  • President
  • Columbus Regional Healthcare System
  • Phenix City, AL
Dr. Johnston is a Family Practitioner from Phoenix City, Alabama, where he has been in solo practice since 1986. He graduated from medical school in 1980 at the University of South Alabama and is now part of the Columbus Regional Healthcare System based out of Columbus, Georgia. Other interests in medicine include integration of computers into the health care system and improving the speed of test reporting at his local hospital. The Physician Executive MBA enabled Dr. Johnston to gain business skills pertinent to the practice of medicine and be exposed to many aspects of business practice.

Alan Lassiter, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Pediatrics
  • President
  • Cook Children's Physician Network
  • Raleigh, NC
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James Leigh, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Surgery
  • President
  • Medlinks Georgia
  • Gainsville, GA
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Bruce Meyer, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • OB/GYN
  • Executive Vice President
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Dallas, TX
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Curtis Mock, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Family Medicine
  • Senior Regional Medical Director
  • Optum Care Management
  • Rehoboth, RI
Dr. Mock is currently employed by Optum Care Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Health Group, as its Senior Regional Medical Director. This position combines seventeen years of clinical experience with knowledge obtained from business experience running a medical office and the PEMBA program. He is a senior regional medical director and has three medical directors reporting to him at this time.

Raul Montalvo, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Internal Medicine
  • Vice President
  • Preferred Health Management
  • Ponce, PR
Dr. Montalvo graduated from the Ponce School of Medicine in his hometown of Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1982. He is board-certified in internal medicine and is the Chief Medical Officer and Partner of Grupo Medico Lafayette, a six-member physician group. Dr. Montalvo has served as Dean for Academic Affairs at the Ponce School of Medicine and was the medical director for a rural hospital in Puerto Rico and a network of several outpatient clinics. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ponce School of Medicine, Global Education and Research Institute, a non-profit organization working to improve access to technology in rural and under-served areas. Dr. Montalvo also serves on the Board of Ponce Medical and Hospital Corporation, a for-profit corporation bidding for hospitals and healthcare facilities in Puerto Rico. He was recently appointed to the consulting board of Preferred Health Management Inc., the largest physician practice administration organization in Puerto Rico with 200,000 covered lives. Dr. Montalvo completed his Physician Executive MBA at the University of Tennessee in 1999. He specializes in business planning, organizational strategy, and the Hispanic market.

David Morris, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Internal Medicine
  • President and CEO
  • Mercy Medical Group
  • Weston, FL
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Vania Naydenova, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • ENT, Otoneurology, and Occupational Medicine
  • Professor
  • Central Michigan University
  • Mt. Pleasant, MI
Dr. Naydenova is a native Bulgarian, but she has lived in the United States since June 1998. She graduated from the Medical University in Sofia in Bulgaria. Her specialty is in ENT diseases and occupational medicine. Before her arrival in the states, she worked at the Medical University in Sofia as an ENT otoneurologist at the Clinic of Occupational Diseases. Dr. Naydenova pursued an MBA to keep her emerged in the medical profession while learning about the business aspect of medicine. Said Dr. Naydenova,The Physician Executive MBA has given me the confidence that I can build better leadership skills by applying the knowledge that I have learned. I have seen positive results already in my personal life, and I know it will work in my career too.

Thurman Pedigo, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Family Medicine
  • Clinical Professor
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Goodlettsville, TN
Dr. Pedigo has been a participating physician for more than twenty-five years. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Medical School at Memphis, Tennessee, and specializes in family practice. Dr. Pedigo is married with three children and four grandchildren.

Ronald Reynolds, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Clinician
  • Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
Dr. Reynolds specializes in emergency medicine and practices in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Dr. Reynolds pursued an MBA because he was seeking self-growth. He felt that emergency medicine was a young profession and that he needed another challenge. He has discovered many new opportunities through PEMBA. Said Dr. Reynolds, The demand for physicians with an MBA is very high, and these physicians help to bridge the gap between business and medicine. Dr. Reynolds recommends the Physician Executive MBA to physicians who want to enhance their self-growth, keep up with the changes in health care, and increase their knowledge base. The program is a great equalizer in that all doctors need to keep the knowledge out there and share with each other. They will succeed with the benefits derived from this openness. Everyone in PEMBA is there to help themselves and each other. These bonds stay strong, even after the program is over.

JoAnn Riggins-Woodhouse, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Family Medicine
  • Regional Medical Director
  • Oakwood North Westland Medical Center
  • West Bloomfield, MI
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Harry Sanner, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Anesthesiology
  • President
  • Children's Anesthesiologists, P.C.
  • Knoxville, TN
Dr. Sanner graduated from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland. His medical education began at Loma Linda University Medical School in 1975. After graduating, he completed a pediatric residency at Loma Linda University Hospital. Following three years of service in the Nation Health Service in Southern Colorado, he returned to Loma Linda University and completed a two-year anesthesiology residency. Dr. Sanner held a one-year pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital. In 1988, he and his family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, where Dr. Sanner joined the anesthesiology practice at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Currently he is Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology, which is staffed by four anesthesiologists and ten certified registered nurse anesthetists.

C. Bevan Stuart, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Internal Medicine
  • Clinician
  • Riverside Community Hospital
  • Ancaster, Canada
Dr. Stuart arrived in Riverside, California, in 1970 for his internship in internal medicine. After completing three years in internal medicine and an additional year in a cardiology fellowship, he moved back to London, Ontario, where he did a final year in cardiology. In 1975 Dr. Stuart set up a solo practice in cardiology in Riverside, California. He has been involved in various medical staff administrative activities for the past twenty-three years and is currently the Chief of Staff at Riverside Community Hospital. Dr. Stuart has recently accepted the position of Senior Vice President and Medical Director of Riverside Community Hospital. He is particularly interested in CQI activities and the development of a computerized medical record, both for the hospital and an integrated office record. His interests include computers, wine, and food. He and his wife have owned and operated a retail wine store and wine storage facility for thirteen years and also chaired a wine auction fundraiser for the American Heart Association generating over $200,000 for AHA over the last fourteen years.

Jonathan Swartz, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Family Medicine
  • Vice Chair and Medical Director
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Yonkers, NY
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Melissa Trekell, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Surgery
  • CEO
  • Surgical Specialists of Tennessee
  • Maryville, TN
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Thomas von Dohlen, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Internal Medicine
  • Owner
  • The Heart Center, PLLC
  • Roanoke, VA
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Gurinder Wadhwa, MD, MBA

  • Class of 1999
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • President and Managing Partner
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Menands, NY
Dr. Wadhwa owns and manages an oral and maxillofacial surgery group practice. The practice is affiliated with major teaching hospitals in the Albany area. He is involved with teaching residents and holding Continuing Medical Education programs. He has taught in the Lean for Healthcare program at the University of Tennessee.

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