Physician Leadership Board

Introduced in November 2008, the Physician Leadership Board members advise and guide our management team on subjects ranging from the design and oversight of our clinical programs to the shape of our culture and strategy.

Richard Areen, M.D.
Otolaryngologist, Sutter River City Surgery Center

Dr. Richard Areen is the president of Sacramento ENT, a 13-member ENT specialty group based in Sacramento, Calif. He joined the group in 1982. He is also a past governor of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and is the founder and original president of Capital Medical Specialists, a 250-member specialty independent physician association. Dr. Areen earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan.

Thomas M. Deas, Jr., M.D.
Gastroenterologist, Fort Worth Endoscopy Center

Dr. Thomas Deas began his medical practice in Fort Worth, Texas, after retiring from a 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force (where he earned the rank of colonel) in 1991. While on active duty with the USAF, he earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, La. He is currently a member of Gastroenterology Associates of North Texas, a 16-physician single-specialty gastroenterology group in Fort Worth.

Ken Deck, M.D.
General Surgeon, Saddleback Valley Surgery Center

Dr. Ken Deck has been practicing surgery in Laguna Hills, CA for almost 30 years. Early in his practice he performed general and vascular surgeries, but his focus now is on breast cancer. He pioneered the use of laparoscopic surgery in Orange County. Dr. Deck earned his medical degree at Ohio State University.

Michael Redler, M.D.
Orthopedist, Surgery Center of Fairfield County

Dr. Michael Redler earned his medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is a founding partner of the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, with five locations in Connecticut. He is the orthopaedic consultant to Major League Lacrosse, and is the head team physician for Sacred Heart University. Dr. Redler is also a visiting assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Virginia.

Bruce Scott, M.D.
Otolaryngologist, Surgecenter of Louisville

Dr. Bruce Scott, an otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon, is the medical director for Surgecenter of Louisville (Kentucky). He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas. He is a current board member of the Kentucky Medical Association, and is a past board member of the American Medical Association.

Thomas Wherry, M.D.
Anesthesiology, Montgomery Surgery Center

Dr. Thomas Wherry is an anesthesiologist in Rockville, MD, where he is affiliated with multiple surgical facilities and hospitals in the area, as well as co-founder and principal of Total Anesthesia Solutions, LLC. Dr. Wherry previously served as the Consulting Medical Director for Health Inventures. He received his medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his post-graduate training at Good Samaritan Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Wherry is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine.