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Brian Watha's Biography

Brian is the Senior Managing Director of Business Lines at Surgical Directions. He has extensive experience in OR process improvement, business intelligence and quaternary medical center perioperative services, where he has been responsible for all end-to-end OR processes as the Principal Management Engineer. He is familiar with multiple OR IT platforms and is an expert at EMR migrations.

Brian earned his Master of Health Service Administration from the University of Michigan, where he finished top-10 in his class. He then went on to complete a one-year Executive Administrative Fellowship at Health Alliance Plan, where he focused on plan configuration, strategic planning, and growth. Brian continues to serve as a graduate mentor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and he helps teach a biotech-startup course at the Ross School of Business.


University of Michigan
Master of Health Service Administration

University of Michigan
Bachelor of Science


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

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