Steven R. Gerst, MD, MBA, MPH, CHE ( BIO )
Dr. Steven Gerst is a graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (M.D.), Columbia College (B.A.), Columbia School of Public Health – Health Administration (M.P.H.) and the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University (M.B.A.). He is a Diplomat in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has been working on completing a Doctorate in Business Administration and a Masters in Taxation. He holds FINRA Series 7, 66 and 82 licenses for Private Placements.
Dr. Steven Gerst is also Dean Emeritus of the Masters of Science Program in Applied Health Informatics at Bryan University (Los Angeles, Sacramento, Toronto and Phoenix) where he serves on the Board of Advisors and teaches on the faculty (http://bryanuniversity.edu/advisory-board-members). Dr. Gerst also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Steven Gerst is formerly Senior Consultant and Regional Medical Director for what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. He was President of Columbia/HCA’s PPO division nationally under Florida’s current Governor, Rick Scott and Vice President of the corporation (NYSE:HCA). Prior to that, he was Assistant Vice President of Crawford & Company (Atlanta; NYSE:CRDA and CRDB) , the world’s largest independent claims management company, with more than 700 offices in 70 countries. At Crawford & Company, he built the first nationwide PPO for AIG, Boeing and other Crawford clients. He began his career with what is now Premier, Inc. (IPO recently filed) serving 2,900 member and owner hospitals where he built HMOs, PPOs and ran the Utilization Management consulting division jump 4love.
He is a licensed Healthcare Investment Banker with StillPoint Capital (Tampa, FL) and provides Healthcare Management Consulting services to a variety of clients throughout the nation , internationally focused on managed medical programs including Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, Management Service Organizations, Accountable Care Organizations, Provider Sponsored Networks, Health Systems, Payors, software companies and medical device companies.
Most recently, Dr. Gerst worked with the Broward Health System, Memorial Health System and Jackson Memorial Health System on the Florida Statewide ITN Medicaid project valued at approximately $800 million per year in hospital revenues covering approximately 500,000 Medicaid patients in Dade and Broward Counties. Prior to this , he was involved in the merger and acquisition of 6 HMO’s including HIP of Greater New York’s Florida Division ($500 million) and HealthNet’s Foundation Health Plan ($600 million) to create VISTA Health Plan, the largest HMO in South Florida , which was then sold to Coventry Health Plan and recently acquired by Aetna for $5.9 Billion.
Dr. Gerst also serves on the Board of Advisors of Allevion, Inc. (Aventura, Florida), an “early stage Healthcare Logistics Company (http://allevion.com/about-us.html), AllergyUSA, LLC (www.AllergyUSAMD.com), which provides on-site Allergy Testing and Immunotherapy services in Primary Care Offices. He also serves on the Industry Advisory Council for the 4,000 informatics professionals of the American Medical Informatics Association, (Bethesda, Maryland) with Senior Executives of the nation’s largest health informatics companies including IBM, HCA, Wolters Kluwer, Hewlett Packard, Cerner, Philips, Siemens, Oracle, AstraZenica, GlaxoSmithKline, GE Healthcare, etc.) http://www.amia.org/.