Physician Advisory Board

“Bringing together a diverse blend of physician leaders, SCA has created a unique forum to reflect upon experience and foresight, encourage collaboration and drive innovation in the changing world of healthcare delivery.”

Robert S. Bray, MD

SCA’s Physician Advisory Board furthers SCA’s mission to care for patients, serve physicians and improve healthcare in America by providing strategic guidance and industry expertise to the SCA community.

As industry leaders, the board brings deep clinical experience and insight into meaningful trends in surgery, specialty and primary care practices and managed care.

Bart Asner, MD
CEO and Founder
Monarch HealthCare

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Dr. Asner is chief executive officer, chairman and founder of Monarch HealthCare, now part of OptumCare, a division of UnitedHealth Group. Monarch is an IPA-model medical group with 2,500 physicians providing care to over 200,000 patients in Orange County and Long Beach, California. Dr. Asner is the current Chair of CAPG, the leading U.S. trade association representing accountable physician organizations. He received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.

Robert S. Bray, MD
Founder
DISC Sports and Spine Center

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Dr. Bray is a pioneer in minimally invasive and outpatient spine surgery. He founded DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC) in 2006 with locations in Orange County and Los Angeles, and has completed 10,000 successful spine surgeries, 95 percent in the outpatient setting. Dr. Bray headed three spinal programs at St. John’s Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders and Century City Hospital. He received his MD at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also completed his residency and fellowship.

Norman H. Chenven, MD
CEO and Founder
Austin Regional Clinic (ARC)

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Dr. Chenven is founder and chief executive officer of Austin Regional Clinic (ARC), a 300-physician multispecialty medical group that serves the greater Austin, Texas metropolitan area with 21 clinic locations, caring for 380,000 central Texans in seven cities. He has served on physician advisory councils for BCBS of Texas, United HealthCare, and Cigna, the group practice advisory committee of the AMA and the board of directors of the American Medical Group Association. He received his MD from State University of New York Medical Science Center in Brooklyn, attended University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for postgraduate training and then established a family practice group in Austin.

Thomas M. Deas, Jr, MD
Vice President of Physician Development
North Texas Specialty Physicians

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After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Deas resumed his gastroenterology practice in Fort Worth, TX. He served six years as president of North Texas Specialty Physicians an independent practice association (IPA) which currently serves 70,000 Medicare Advantage patients. Following service as board member and treasurer of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, he served as president from 2012 to 2013. He received his MD from Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed internal medicine and gastroenterology fellowship training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center.

Stefan W. Kreuzer, MD
Minimally-invasive hip and knee replacement pioneer

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Dr. Kreuzer is an innovator in minimally invasive and computer assisted joint replacement. He participates on multiple design teams for the development of the next generation of knee and hip implants. He is a board member of ISTA and the chairman of the masters course on anterior hip replacement surgery with ICJRA. Dr. Kreuzer received his MD from the University of Texas in San Antonio, completed his orthopedic residency in Galveston, Texas and his fellowship in adult joint reconstruction at Baylor College of Medicine.

Daniel Murrey, MD
CEO
OrthoCarolina and Transformant Healthcare Solutions

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Dr. Murrey is an orthopedic spine surgeon and CEO of OrthoCarolina and Transformant Healthcare Solutions. OrthoCarolina is one of the largest orthopedic practices in the country with 150 physicians and 1400+ employees in the Charlotte, NC region. Transformant Healthcare Solutions is a management company enhancing physician leadership in value-based care. Dr. Murrey has led efforts in quality improvement, data management, corporate compliance, and customer service, and is an active researcher and educator, patent holder and developer of multiple spine care devices. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and spine fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center.