Two Wisconsin Medical Society members have accepted new leadership positions – one in Wisconsin and another out of state. Craig Samitt, MD, is joining Denver-based DaVita HealthCare Partners; and Michael Ostrov, MD, MS, has been named chief medical officer of Agrace, a Madison-based nonprofit palliative care and hospice agency.
Doctor Ostrov joins Agrace from Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, where he most recently served as medical director. He received his medical degree from the St. Louis University School Medicine and completed his residency with the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. A family medicine physician, Dr. Ostrov has a master of science degree in administrative medicine from the University of Wisconsin/American College of Physician Executives.
Doctor Samitt, an internal medicine physician, has been president and CEO of Dean Health Systems in Madison since 2006. He will join DaVita as executive vice president of its HealthCare Partners division, which manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Nevada, Florida and New Mexico. Since 2012, Dr. Samitt has served as a commissioner for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which advises Congress on Medicare policies.
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