Advanced ICU Care is founded and led by physicians and experts who are nationally known healthcare leaders. Its critical care teams are led by board-certified intensivists and include seasoned critical care nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. From the initial vision of leveraging technology to provide the highest level clinical care available to ICU patients, to the daily collaboration with hospitals across the nation to continually drive best practices, the expertise and passion of these leaders guides Advanced ICU Care in fulfilling its commitment to improve the quality of care delivered in the ICU.
Lou Silverman – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Lou Silverman, Chairman and CEO of Advanced ICU Care, has served in executive leadership roles for health care technology and services companies for more than 20 years.
Prior to joining Advanced ICU Care as Chairman and CEO, Silverman served for three years as CEO of Marina Medical Billing Services, Inc., a technology-enabled provider of revenue cycle management services to emergency department physicians. During his tenure at Marina, the number of hospitals under management increased by nearly 60 percent.
From 2000-2008, Silverman served as President and CEO of Quality Systems, Inc., an information technology company that develops and markets administrative and patient record software to hospitals, physicians and dentists. Quality Systems is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ:QSII) and among the early leaders in the electronic medical records marketplace. During Silverman’s eight years of leadership, the company’s revenue grew nearly 800 percent to about $250 million and its market capitalization increased nearly 30-fold to $1.2 billion. Quality Systems was named to Forbes Magazine’s list of 200 Best Small Public Companies for each year of his tenure, rising to #4 in 2008.
Silverman is also the former Chief Operations Officer (COO) of CorVel Corp., a managed care services company serving the worker’s compensation, auto and health markets. CorVel achieved seven consecutive years of growth during his tenure (1993-2000), and was listed consistently among Forbes’ Best Small Public Companies.
Silverman earned his M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Business School and his B.A. degree in American Studies (cum laude) from Amherst College. He serves on the board of directors for a variety of health care companies, both public and private.
Andrea Clegg – Chief Financial Officer
As the chief financial officer for Advanced ICU Care, Andrea Clegg is responsible for the company’s financial management and related functions.
Ms. Clegg brings to this role more than 20 years of financial experience in both private and public sectors of healthcare, consumer products and manufacturing. Prior to joining Advanced ICU Care, she held several financial executive roles, including vice president of finance and corporate treasurer for NightHawk Radiology Services, a pioneer in the field of telemedicine, where she successfully supported the significant growth of a new market, played a key role in negotiating and integrating four acquisitions totaling $151 million, secured over $200 million in debt facilities and was integral to their initial public offering. Before NightHawk Radiology, Ms. Clegg served as vice president & controller of Twentieth Century Fox’s Home Video Division in Los Angeles.
Ms. Clegg earned an M.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and B.A.’s in both economics and geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Isabelle C. Kopec, M.D. – Vice President of Medical Affairs
As vice president of medical affairs, Dr. Isabelle Kopec oversees Advanced ICU Care’s medical staff and services and medical credentialing office. She is deeply involved in client relations where she overseas process improvement initiatives and acts as a liaison between the physicians at client hospitals and the intensivists at Advanced ICU Care. A co-founder of Advanced ICU Care, she is also a practicing intensivist and the lead intensivist physician for Consulting Services.
In addition to her role at Advanced ICU Care, Dr. Kopec serves as the associate chairman of the Department of Critical Care Medicine and as past president of the medical staff at SSM DePaul Health Center in St. Louis. Under her leadership, DePaul received SSM Healthcare's Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and a five-star rating two years running from Health Grades for cardiac surgery outcomes. Dr. Kopec also helped implement DePaul's Medical Emergency Team to improve patient outcomes and lower mortality rates. In 2006, she was selected as one of St. Louis’ “Healthcare Heroes.”
Dr. Kopec is currently chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Tele-ICU Committee, and an active member of Mid-America Transplant Services Physician Advisory Board, American College of Physicians and American College of Physician Executives. She speaks on patient safety and quality outcomes of Advanced ICU Care’s tele-ICU program at national conferences, including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s National Forum.
Dr. Kopec is board-certified in critical care and internal medicine. She completed her fellowship training in critical care medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She earned her M.D. from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, and her B.S. from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada.
Marty Miller – Vice President of Technical Innovation
In his role as the Vice President of Technical Innovation, Marty Miller will oversee Information Technology and Information Security processes and operations as well as drive strategic IT Initiatives.
Miller brings to Advanced ICU Care over 10 years of experience in healthcare IT leadership positions, including serving 8 years as Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, and Chief Technology Officer at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, ranked among the top 5 pediatric institutions in the United States, according to U.S. News and World Report. Prior to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Mr. Miller gained broad experience in IT and Information Security by serving in various leadership roles.
Advanced ICU Care leverages Miller's extensive expertise in healthcare IT to further augment our technological infrastructure, enhancing Advanced ICU Care's ability to proactively anticipate and deliver on the needs of current and future hospital clients nationwide.
Kimberly White – Vice President of Client Relations
As the Vice President of Client Relations, Ms. White leads relationship building strategies with Advanced ICU Care’s client hospitals.
Ms. White has more than 15 years of sales, marketing, and client management experience, with more than 12 years in healthcare. Prior to Advanced ICU Care, Ms. White served in sales and marketing leadership roles for T-System, Inc., a revenue cycle management organization supporting emergency physicians and hospitals. In these roles, Ms. White drove sales growth through organic lead generation, development of a multi-faceted marketing strategy, and retooling communication campaigns.
Prior to T-System, Inc., Ms. White served in various client engagement capacities including product development and client management for a health benefits organization. Ms. White received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.
Mark Crofoot – Vice President of Business Development
As the Vice President of Business Development, Mr. Crofoot develops partnerships and broadens Advanced ICU Care's footprint in the tele-ICU space.
Mr. Crofoot has held several sales leadership positions throughout his 24 year career in the health care technology industry. Prior to joining Advanced ICU Care, Mr. Crofoot served as a Vice President of Sales for Quantros, where he helped drive a sales increase of 300%. He has experienced similar success in other roles; consistently exceeding goals, increasing sales revenue and developing talent.
Mr. Crofoot received a B.S. in Industrial Technology, Electronics and Computer Technology from California State University.
Bradley T. Green – National Vice President of Sales
As the national vice president of sales, Brad Green leads and oversees all sales activities for Advanced ICU Care.
Mr. Green brings more than 20 years of sales and management experience within the healthcare industry to this role. Prior to joining Advanced ICU Care, he served as senior vice president for the Broadlane Group (now MedAssets, Inc.), a healthcare supply chain and revenue management company. In addition, he spent more than 12 years in progressive sales and sales leadership positions with GE Healthcare and VHA Inc.
Mr. Green is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Association of Healthcare Resource Materials Management, and Healthcare Financial Management Association. He is also Six Sigma certified.
He earned his M.B.A. from Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas, and his B.B.A. from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
Gian Cavallini – Vice President of Strategy and Development
As the vice president of strategy and development, Gian Cavallini oversees the development and execution of Advanced ICU Care’s medical staffing growth strategy, and leads the implementation of various initiatives to position the company for continued growth.
Prior to joining Advanced ICU Care, Mr. Cavallini served as president and owner of Foot Healers Holdings, a leading multi-office podiatry practice management company, where he oversaw corporate strategy, finance, and expansion initiatives. He was also an executive for healthcare investment banking and private equity for A.G. Edwards and Sons, Inc., where his clients included medical device, biotech, and healthcare service companies.
Mr. Cavallini earned his M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his B.S. in business administration from the Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis.
Francis Ntimba, MD, FCCP – Medical Director
Dr. Ntimba completed his Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Beth Israel Medicine Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, New York. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Ntimba received his medical degree from Makerere University Medical School in Kampala, Uganda.
He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Ntimba was attending in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Beth Israel Medicine Center and an instructor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University prior to joining Advanced ICU Care. Dr. Ntimba is experienced in tele-ICU implementation, workflow design and collaboration and is a practicing intensivist.
Thomas H. Kalb, MD – Medical Director
Dr. Kalb completed his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, as well as a Research Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center-Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York. He received his medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York and completed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Bronx, New York.
Prior to joining Advanced ICU Care, Dr. Kalb held several leadership positions at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Most recently, he was the Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit and led key committees. Dr. Kalb has held academic appointments at Mount Sinai for over 12 years and has won numerous teaching awards. He is an Associate Professor and remains actively involved in research, with ongoing publications in peer reviewed journals and book chapters.
Dr. Kalb has considerable experience in the academic environment, and is also a practicing Intensivist. He is board-certified in Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Internal Medicine.
Michael J. Walter, MD, FCC, CPE – Chairman, Critical Care Medicine Department, SSM DePaul Health Center
Dr. Walter completed both his fellowship in Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York. Dr. Walter received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Walter is board-certified in Critical Care, Pulmonary and Internal Medicine. Prior to joining Advanced ICU Care, Dr. Walter served as Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the Chairman of the Critical Care Medicine Department at SSM DePaul Health Center, St. Louis, Missouri and a practicing intensivist.
Dellice Dickhaus, MD, FCCP – Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit,
Barnes Jewish West County Hospital
Dr. Dickhaus completed her Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship training at Washington University – Barnes Jewish Hospital. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Washington University – Barnes Jewish, St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Dickhaus received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dr. Dickhaus is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She is an experienced physician leader with several years of experience as Medical Director. In her role as Medical Director Dr. Dickhaus has implemented current evidence-based best clinical and ICU management practices. Currently she is the Medical Director of Barnes Jewish West County Hospital Intensive Care Unit and is a practicing intensivist.
Nagarajan Ramakrishnan, MD, MMM, FCCP, FCCM – Medical Director
Dr. Ramakrishnan completed his fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and he received his Masters of Science in Medical Management from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine in Farmington Connecticut, and received his medical degree from the University of Madras.
Dr. Ramakrishnan is board-certified in Internal Medicine and in Critical Care Medicine and is a practicing intensivist. Before coming to Advanced ICU Care, Dr. Ramakrishnan was the Medical Director for the ICU in Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, Georgia. He was also the director of inpatient services, and the medical director of the Sleep Center there, which he started.
Dr. Ramakrishnan has a long history of leading education in Critical Care Medicine, including simulation learning and was a contributor to the American Board of Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine board exams. Dr. Ramakrishnan is actively involved with the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine.