November 18, 2014
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations, today announced the addition of Dr. Karen Meador, M.D., M.B.A., as a Managing Director with The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation. Dr. Meador brings a depth of clinical experience to her role, including prior work creating innovative solutions that enhance physician alignment and engagement. She joins BDO’s leading cadre of healthcare clinical and business advisory professionals built to deliver transformative services that help healthcare organizations comprehensively redefine operations and processes to respond to patient-centric demands.
“In a landscape of continuous change, with new delivery systems and business models emerging, we are focused on enhancing our clients’ ability to thrive now and in the future,” said Carl W. Pergola, Executive Director of BDO Consulting. “Karen’s healthcare experience in clinical care, education and physician alignment bolsters our ability to provide comprehensive solutions to our clients and makes her a welcome addition to our team.”
“Karen has deep experience helping healthcare organizations address the challenges of payer reform and changing reimbursement models,” said Patrick Pilch, Managing Director and National Leader of The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation. “Her clinical perspective enhances our ability to help clients maximize the positive impact of transformational change.”
“I am pleased to join the team of highly accomplished business advisory and healthcare leaders at BDO who are collaborating with the firm’s clients to improve the delivery of care,” said Dr. Meador. “We are in a period of unprecedented change in healthcare. BDO’s team has the ability to understand and anticipate these changes to help healthcare organizations excel, and I am excited to be a part of it.”
Prior to joining BDO, Dr. Meador served as a physician executive at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, where she held clinical and administrative leadership roles. In these roles, Dr. Meador expanded an outpatient primary care network, founded a physician staffing company and created an urgent care center. She also developed and launched a hospitalist program to expand the scope of an existing academic pediatric hospital and established a new community hospital. In addition, Dr. Meador led a National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded pharmacology research unit and was responsible for the contracting, administration and compliance of more than 600 ongoing clinical trials. She has also served as an emergency medicine and urgent care pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Meador earned her M.B.A from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and her M.D. from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She completed her pediatrics residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is a Board Certified Pediatrician and has been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Serving in numerous leadership roles on academic and nonprofit boards, Dr. Meador held the positions of President of The Wharton Alumni Club of Dallas / Fort Worth, Treasurer for The University of Texas Health Alumni Board, Treasurer for The Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association and Committee Chair for The Wharton School Alumni Executive Board.
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