The Next Generation of General Surgeons

The Next Generation of General Surgeons

The Next Generation of General Surgeons

The Surgicalist Group is a surgeon founded and led organization.

Our History

Our Vision

Our Leaders

Our History

Our History creating The Surgicalist Group as it exists today
2006
In 2006, our founder, Dr. Mit Desai, recognizing a need to follow his passion in acute care surgery while balancing time with his family, and shifted his focus from the elective practice to taking call at a local hospital.
Our History creating The Surgicalist Group as it exists today
2007
What initially began with the addition of one surgeon in 2007, quickly multiplied as more hospitals were seeing the benefits of a dedicated surgeon for emergent cases. It became apparent that the Surgicalists were not only making a positive impact on the care for acute surgery patients, but also improving the outcomes of their hospital partners and the quality of life for the surgeons through this innovative Surgicalist model.
Our History creating The Surgicalist Group as it exists today
2014
In 2014, Dr. Dave Terry became co-founder, teaming with Dr. Desai, formally creating The Surgicalist Group as it exists today. Since our inception, we have grown, not only in numbers, but in services offered, including trauma and critical care surgery, advanced wound care, and surgical consultation services.

It’s no surprise that hospitals are dependent on community general surgeons for covering emergency surgery cases through an on-call arrangement. This model hasn’t changed in decades. Due to changes in training and multiple factors competing for the surgeons attention, this archaic arrangement is no longer the best way to care for patients. Over recent years timely patient care and hospital service has suffered under this out dated model.

In today’s advanced healthcare environment, it is difficult for a community surgeon to have a competitive practice and service the hospital and its patients in an expedited fashion. Just as internal medicine separated in-patient and out-patient care decades ago, it is time for surgery to do the same.

  • Our Vision
  • Mission
  • Core Values

The Surgicalist Group’s vision, mission, and core values drive how we operate. These tenants are more than words on a wall or in a handbook. These are ideas connecting each of our colleagues and the reason we came to work together. We want to make
surgical care better for everyone
– our patients, our clinicians, our business colleagues, and importantly, our hospital partners.

Our Vision

Our vision is to transform the way acute care surgery is practiced by ensuring every patient entrusted to our Surgicalists receives the right care at the right time.

Our Mission

We advance the surgical standard of care through engaged Surgicalist champions who leverage innovation, practice evidence-based care, make data-driven decision, and are experts on how to deliver value to our patients and hospital partners.

Core Values

Compassion

  • We recognize every patient’s journey is unique and we work to accommodate differences
  • In our practice, we provide the same evidence-based standard of care for every patient, regardless of their life circumstances
  • We anticipate the needs of others and approach others with empathy and sincerity

Stewardship

  • Our teams embrace a culture of service to patients, our hospital partners, and our colleagues.
  • We encourage involvement in charitable activities to support our local communities
  • Every colleague makes decisions based on the collective needs of our stakeholders
  • As stewards to our hospital partners, we work to improve utilization efficiency to improve throughput and reduce waste.

Innovation

  • Our Surgicalist teams apply lean principles to streamline work at the intersection of ED and OR operations
  • By incorporating design thinking and input from multiple stakeholders, we create smarter ways to operate, both in the surgical and business arenas
  • We apply predictive analysis to reconstruct workflows to optimize operations
  • Work with hospital partners to reduce the total cost of care* for patients in our practice

Quality

  • Our practice applies evidence-based protocols to drive improvements in quality outcomes
  • We assess quality outcomes through objective data-driven methodologies
  • Our Surgicalist teams are accountable and commit to achieve the quality outcomes goals for patients under our care.

Our Leaders

Mit Desai MD, FACS

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Dr. Mit Desai graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a B.S with Honors in Microbiology in 1992 and Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1997. His residency was at UIC-MGH in Chicago, where he was the Chief Resident and Surgical Resident Teacher of the year. He received his certification from The American Board of Surgery in 2004 and re-certified in 2012. He was also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has been for over 10 years. Dr. Desai …

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Dave Terry DO

Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder

David Terry completed a fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery through Michigan State University in 2009, followed by …

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Jay Saxena

VP Operations & Data Analytics

An operations management leader in engineering and healthcare, Jay provides oversight of the organization’s day-to-day…

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Casey Thomas DO, FACS, FACOS

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Thomas earned his B.S. from Western Michigan University in 1993 and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan…

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Lynn Purdy

Chief Marketing Officer

Lynn joined The Surgicalist Group in 2019, from another hospitalist company. Her passion is working in startup and early stage…

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Bruce Curran

VP Finance

Bruce Curran, VP of Finance, graduated with a degree in Accounting from the University of Florida. With an extensive…

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Jonathan Culp

VP Business Development

Jonathan Culp, VP of Business Development, graduated with Honors distinction from Bowling Green State University, where he…

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