Our Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is charged with the overall governance of RP, ensuring we accomplish our mission while meeting the needs of all our constituents including our patients, referring physicians, clients, radiologists, support team members and our shareholders, including the approximately 60% of our radiologists who are significant owners of our practice.
Rich has spent virtually his entire career in healthcare services, where he has a long track record of leading, founding and/or investing in healthcare organizations that have led meaningful change in their segments. Prior to co-founding Radiology Partners in 2012 with New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Rich was a lead executive in the financial and operating turnaround of DaVita Inc., which created more than $3 billion of equity value between 2000 and 2003. As CFO and senior advisor to the CEO of DaVita at various times between 2000 and 2012, Rich was integral in the growth of the company. He led DaVita's acquisition of Healthcare Partners, one of the nation's largest physician practices providing integrated/capitated care to more than 1.5M patients. Since the mid-2000s, Rich has been an investor, director and/or chairman of entrepreneurial healthcare companies in areas such as pathology, physician services, clinical laboratories, hospitals and behavioral health. He has also served as a venture partner and venture advisor to NEA since 2007. Rich earned his bachelor of science in Business Administration at Penn State University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
William Brody, MD
Dr. Brody, a radiologist, is an accomplished clinical, academic and business leader. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned his doctorate (also in electrical engineering) and his medical degree (MD) from Stanford University. Dr. Brody continued his postgraduate training in cardiovascular surgery and radiology at Stanford, the National Institutes of Health and the University of California, San Francisco.
Between 1977 and 1986, Dr. Brody held appointments at the Stanford University School of Medicine, including professor of radiology and electrical engineering; director of the Advanced Imaging Techniques Laboratory; and director of Research Laboratories, Division of Diagnostic Radiology. In 1987, he moved to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he held several appointments, including the Martin W. Donner Professor of Radiology; professor of electrical and computer engineering; professor of biomedical engineering; and radiologist-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. After serving as provost of the Academic Health Center at the
University of Minnesota, Dr. Brody was named president of Johns Hopkins University in 1996. Brody was later the President of the renowned Salk Institute from 2008 to 2015.
Acknowledged for his achievements in biomedical engineering and the field of medical instrumentation, Dr. Brody is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine. He has authored more than 100 articles in U.S. medical journals, holds two U.S. patents in medical imaging and is the co-founder of three medical device companies. He has made significant contributions to the fields of medical acoustics, computed tomography, digital radiography and magnetic resonance imaging. He was an established investigator of the American Heart Association and received the Gold Medal from the Radiological Society of North America.
Dr. Brody has extensive corporate board experience having served as a director of IBM, Medtronic and Novartis among others. He is also a trustee of the Keck Foundation. He has been a national figure in efforts to encourage innovation and strengthen the U.S. economy through investments in research and education. Most recently, he has written and spoken extensively around the country to promote a fuller discussion of health care reform.
Jeffrey Immelt is best known for his career at GE, which spanned over three decades. He began his career at GE immediately after graduating from Harvard Business School and worked his way up through the ranks, holding a number of increasingly senior positions in GE's businesses. He served as president and CEO of GE Medical Systems (now GE Healthcare), a business he helped grow to an almost $20 billion leader in imaging and information technology. Most recently, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of GE, having served in that role for 16 years before retiring in 2017. As CEO, Immelt led a global organization of over 300,000 employees in over 170 countries. He played an integral role in the transformation of the company, emphasizing technology and advancing digitization across industries. Most recently, Immelt was appointed chairman of the Board of Directors of athenahealth.
Jeffrey received his AB in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Dartmouth College and Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Dartmouth College, as well as on the boards of the Robin Hood Foundation, a nonprofit that works to alleviate problems caused by poverty in New York City, and Catalyst, a not for profit organization dedicated to advancing women in business.
Robert J. Sheehy
Robert J. (“Bob”) Sheehy has over three decades of experience in healthcare, focusing on payer strategies and growth. Currently, Sheehy is the co-founder and CEO of Bright Health, a Minneapolis-based health insurance company that partners with integrated health systems to offer more affordable, technology-enabled and higher quality healthcare to individuals and their families. Previously, he was with UnitedHealth Group, Inc. for over 20 years, including serving as CEO of UnitedHealthcare from 2000 to 2007. Sheehy also served in various operating roles including Chief Operating Officer and was the executive leading UnitedHealthcare during its transformation from a regional to a national payer.
Bob is a nationally recognized expert on healthcare innovation, marketplace consolidation and payment models. In addition to his work with Bright Health and Radiology Partners, Mr. Sheehy is active on numerous commercial and civic boards.
Joel Allison is a distinguished leader in health care and hospital management and noted expert in value-based payment and care delivery. He was the long-time president and chief executive officer of Baylor Scott & White Health, one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the United States and a leading provider of health care in Texas. Allison joined the health system in 1993 as chief operating officer and was elevated to CEO in 2000. During his tenure, Allison helped lead the merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare, creating the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas. He has been included 11 times on Modern Healthcare’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare,” and most recently, was honored with the American Hospital Association’s 2017 Award of Honor in recognition of his accomplishments throughout his 40-plus-year career. He currently serves as chair of the Board of Regents at Baylor University and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Rod Owen, MD, FACR
Dr. Rod Owen is a practicing radiologist at Scottsdale Medical Imaging (SMIL), an affiliate of Southwest Diagnostic Imaging (SDI), an Arizona-based Radiology Partners’ practice. He serves as the department chair of radiology, the president and board chair at SMIL, and co-executive vice-president of SDI. In addition, Dr. Owen also serves as the operations and finance chair at Innovation Care Partners, a physician-lead Clinical Integration Network and Accountable Care Organization, an affiliate of HonorHealth. His previous systems roles include chair of the Quality Resources Management committee and medical director of radiology for the Scottsdale Healthcare system. He is also a founding member and former vice chairman of Strategic Radiology.
Dr. Owen is a fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR), a prior president of the Arizona chapter of the ACR and a past member of the ACR’s Council Steering Committee. He earned his undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University and his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Owen’s radiology training was completed at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.
Gregory Connor, MD
Dr. Connor is a practicing radiologist and current President of ARA Diagnostic Imaging in Austin, Texas. ARA, with about 120 radiologists, owns and manages 17 outpatient imaging centers and provides professional services for 22 area hospitals in Central Texas.
Dr. Connor is passionate about advancing patient care and medical imaging in the state of Texas. He has served the Texas Radiological Society in various positions, including as Counselor to the American College of Radiology, Chief Counselor, Treasurer, and Chair of the Legislative Committee. Dr. Connor also served as a member of the Board of Strategic Radiology from 2013 to 2018.
He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy of Princeton University. He received his Medical Doctorate degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, graduating salutatorian. He completed an internship at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas, and did his residency at the Russel H. Morgan Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he served as chief resident. He completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at Duke University. As chief of radiology at the recently-opened University of Texas Dell Medical School in Austin, Dr. Connor promotes new areas of academic research and clinical innovation in radiology.
Joseph C. Mello
Joseph Mello has served as a member of our board of directors since 2016. Mr. Mello is a private investor and management consultant. Most recently he served as President at DaVita Medical Group, an operating division of DaVita Inc until its sale to Optum in 2019. Previously, Mr. Mello served in senior management roles at other privately held and public companies. In addition, he was a partner in the healthcare consulting group at KPMG. He has served as a board member for numerous privately-held and public companies. Mr. Mello holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Finance from Golden Gate University.
Kavita Patel, MD, MS, FACP
Dr. Kavita Patel is a practicing primary care physician at Johns Hopkins Medicine and serves as a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where she was previously the managing director of clinical transformation at the Center for Health Policy. Dr. Patel served in the Obama Administration as director of policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, lending her expertise to the design of healthcare reform legislation. As deputy staff director on health for the late Senator Edward Kennedy, she served as a health policy analyst and was part of the senior staff of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.
Dr. Patel also serves on the board of directors of several prominent healthcare organizations, including Dignity Health, Tesaro and SSM Health Care. She earned her Master of Science in Health Services from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her M.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center.
Geoffrey G. Clark
Geoffrey G. Clark is the Senior Managing Director of Starr Investment Holdings, which he joined in 2007. Starr Investment Holdings is a multi-billion-dollar Nashville and New York-based private equity manager that invests in technology-enabled healthcare companies, as well as related business services platforms. Prior to joining Starr, Mr. Clark spent over a decade at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York where he was a Partner and Managing Director.
Mr. Clark graduated as a Leslie Wong Fellow with a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mohamad is a General Partner of New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and heads the firm’s Global Healthcare Services and Healthcare Information Technology investment practice. NEA has been investing in breakthrough technology and healthcare companies for 40 years and Mohamad has been helping nurture the growth of outstanding healthcare organizations for NEA since 2005.
Mohamad is currently a Director of American Pathology Partners, Bright Health, Collective Health, DaVita NephroLife, Docent Health, Elements Behavioral Health, Nova Medical Centers, Nuvolo, Pager, SCI Solutions, U.S. Renal Care, and Welltok. Mohamad’s past investments include Bravo Health, CHG Healthcare, DSI Renal, Long Term Care Group, ppoNEXT, and Vantage Oncology.
Previously, Mohamad focused on growth equity investments at Summit Partners. Prior to that, he worked with UBS Investment Bank. Mohamad received a bachelor's degree, with distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania and is an active participant in the cancer community having been a founding board member of Livestrong’s Young Leadership Cancer Council.