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Surgical Directions draws from the unique talents of highly experienced healthcare professionals with a range of perioperative backgrounds, including clinical, operational, financial, and analytical.

Our Team

Senior Leadership Team

Leslie Basham

Leslie Basham

President & CEO

Joshua Miller

Josh Miller, MD

Chair, Board of Directors & Physician Managing Director

Jill Schwieters

Jill Schwieters

Senior Managing Director & Member, Board of Directors

Lee Hedman

Lee Hedman

Executive Vice President

Brian Watha

Brian Watha

Senior Managing Director, Business Lines

Barbara McClenathan

Barbara McClenathan

Vice President of Nursing, RN, BSN, MBA-HCM, CNOR

Christopher Drevalas

Christopher Drevalas

Managing Director, Finance & Business Operations

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Managing Director of Anesthesia

Strategic Advisory Board

Sunny Eappen

Sunny Eappen

President & CEO The University of Vermont Health Network

Katherine Grichnik

Katherine Grichnik

Chief Medical Officer at SCA Health

Fritz Buerger

Fritz Buerger

Partner & Managing Director, William Blair

Mark Penkhus

Mark Penkhus

Strategic Executive Advisor

Physician Leadership

Jason Klopotowski, M.D.

Jason Klopotowski, MD

Lead Physician Managing Director

Tom Blasco, M.D., M.S.

Tom Blasco, MD, MS

Senior Physician Managing Director

Michael Thorogood

Michael Thorogood, MD

Physician Consultant

Consultant Leaders

Patricia May

Patricia May

Associate Vice President of Perioperative Nursing

Michael Besedick

Michael Besedick

Managing Director, Product

Amanda Kieser

Amanda Kieser

Director, Client Services

Kartik Bhatt

Kartik Bhatt

Engagement Manager

Supriya Patel, MHA

Supriya Patel

Client Services Director

Results-focused healthcare consulting services

How We Work