Dr. Howard Podolsky

Biography

Dr. Howard Podolsky is the Group Chief Executive Officer for Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center, and brings extensive experience in healthcare management, hospital administration, risk management, quality improvement and patient safety to his role.

He has served in positions of responsibility – including as Vice President of Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, and Chief Quality Officer, for a number of healthcare organizations throughout the United States. He has discharged duties as Vice President and Medical Director for AIG/American General Life Companies, and as National Chief Medical Officer for NextCare Urgent Care.

Prior to joining CMRC, Dr. Howard served at SEHA/Abu Dhabi Health Services in positions including Group Chief of Staff, Group Operations Director, and Chief Medical Officer for Al Ain Hospital (SEHA).

He is a graduate from the Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in the State University of New York, as well as from the St. Louis University School of Law. He has completed his MBA in Management and Finance from the Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis.

He is a member of the Gamma Beta Sigma, the International Business Honor Society, and also a fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine.

Education:

Year Degree Institute
2010 Masters of Business Administration (Management and Finance) Olin School of Business, Washington University, Saint Louis Fudan University, Shanghai, China
2004 Juris Doctorate (Health Law/Healthcare Regulations) School of Law, Saint Louis University
1994 Internal Medicine Residency The Christ Hospital/University of Cincinnati Medical Center
1993 Clinical Externship (Gastroenterology and Hepatology) University of Chicago Medical Center
1991 Medical Doctor (Medicine) State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
1987 Bachelor of Science (Biology/Psychology) Union College, Schenectady, New York

Experience

Year Department Position Institute
2015 - Present Group Chief Executive Officer Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center
2014 Medical & Operations Group Chief Operating Officer/Chief Medical Officer Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center
2012 - 2014 Medical Operations Division Group Chief of Staff SEHA/Abu Dhabi Health Services
2011 - 2012 Medical Division Regional Chief Medical Officer Arizona Priority Care Plus (Chandler, Arizona)
2010 - 2011 Interim National Chief Medical Officer NextCare Urgent Care (Mesa, Arizona)
2008 - 2010 Structured Settlements Division Vice President and Medical Director: Associate Medical Director AIG/American General Life Companies (Houston, Texas)
2006 - 2007 Vice President of Quality/Chief Medical Officer Harrison Medical Center, (Bremerton, WA)
2005 - 2006 Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Centra Health (Lynchburg, VA)
2003 - 2005 Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer SSM-St. Mary’s Health Center (St. Louis, MO)
2000-2003 Managing Partner/Medical Director Clayton Medical Associates, P.C. (St. Louis, Missouri)
1999- 2000 Healthcare Consultant 3° Consulting (Scottsdale, Arizona)
1994-2000 Attending/Staff Physician Southwest Medical Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
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