Presidential Guest Speakers
Mark Froimson, MD, MBA
Principal, Riverside Health Advisors
Immediate Past President, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA recently concluded his term as the 27th President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). He served as the Chair of the AAHKS Health Policy Council and Committee, and currently serves on the Board of the Mid American Orthopaedic Association.
He currently serves as Principal for Riverside Health Advisors which is an organization that provides strategic advice to health care leaders to improve care. They assist healthcare stakeholders, across a broad spectrum of development, including early stage and established multinationals, have essential conversations so that they can effectively introduce and execute novel and differentiated clinical and business solutions.
Previously, Dr. Froimson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Trinity Health – a nationwide, non-profit health care system. He formerly served as President and CEO of Euclid Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, in Euclid, Ohio. He was staff surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic for over 16 years, during which time he held leadership positions including President of the Professional Staff, Vice Chair of the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute, and member of the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees.
After receiving a degree in Philosophy from Princeton University, and his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Froimson completed his General Surgical and Orthopedic training at the University of California, Los Angeles and Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He completed his Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Froimson is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. Once in practice, he received his Masters in Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University.
Vice President of Health Strategies and Innovation
Health Plans, Inc
As Vice President of Medical Management and Health Strategies, Paul leans on his experience with medical home studies and clinical integration strategies to support the development and oversight of care management, utilization management, disease management, wellness, health coaching, and data analytics services.
He joined Health Plans in 2011 and currently oversees the Care Management Services department, which is responsible for the management of high cost, high risk, and worried well members. The department serves to improve members’ quality of care, facilitate care coordination, and improve timely access to services and healthcare, all with the purpose of reducing or stabilizing the member’s cost. Paul uses patient and provider data tracking to improve systems and coordination of care.
Prior to joining Health Plans, Paul gained more than 20 years of experience in clinical integration strategies and has worked with ACO and medical home development in Massachusetts and New York, supporting an effort to bring efficiency of care back to the forefront of the healthcare industry.
David Ring, MD PhD
Associate Dean for Comprehensive Care
Professor of Surgery and Psychiatry
Dell Medical School The University of Texas at Austin
David Ring, MD PhD is Associate Dean for Comprehensive Care and Professor of Surgery at Dell Medical School—The University of Texas at Austin.
He was born in San Diego, double majored in Physics and Biochemistry/Cell Biology at the University of California at San Diego, and graduated from the UCSD school of Medicine in 1993. His surgical internship was at Massachusetts General Hospital, orthopedic residency in the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency, chief residency at Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital, and hand and upper extremity fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital with Dr. Jesse Jupiter.
Prior to moving to Austin Dr. Ring was Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Hand Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Chair of the MGH Orthopedic Quality and Patient Safety Committee. He was awarded a PhD for clinical research in psychosocial aspects of arm pain from the University of Amsterdam in 2005. His interests include trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction in the arm, quality and patient safety, common arm illnesses, and psychosocial aspects of arm illness. He has over 450 peer-reviewed original research publications. He is a deputy editor for Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.
Dr. Ring has influenced the treatment of upper extremity trauma and it’s sequellae (traumatic elbow instability in particular), nonunions, and common hand illnesses. He has also increased the appreciation of the importance of both nontechnical skills in orthopaedic surgery and the psychological and sociological influences on musculoskeletal illness.