QualDerm Partners Expands Physician Engagement; Launches Physician-led Quality Council

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John Albertini, MD to be Chairman of the Council

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QualDerm Partners, a company that creates market-leading dermatology practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development, today announced the launch of its physician-led Quality Council. John Albertini, MD, FAAD, FACMS, a Mohs surgeon with The Skin Surgery Center, a North Carolina-based QualDerm-affiliated practice, will serve as Chairman of the Council.

The Quality Council was established to help advance the clinical excellence and frameworks of QualDerm’s affiliate practices. It will assist QualDerm’s Audit, Quality and Compliance Committee in overseeing the areas of patient safety, clinical quality, clinical risk management, and patient satisfaction.

“QualDerm has a reputation for focusing on quality – from the level of patient care to the caliber of the practice management leadership,” says Dr. Albertini. “I’m excited to lead this Council and collaborate with my QualDerm-affiliated peers to ensure our standards of care remain among the highest in the dermatology field.”

In addition to the Chairman, Quality Council members will include physicians from each of QualDerm’s practice markets. Each physician member will serve a two-year term. QualDerm’s Chief Executive Officer and Ethics and Compliance Officer will also serve on the Council, however, only physician members will have Council voting privileges.

Among other responsibilities, the Quality Council will advise QualDerm leadership of leading-edge clinical practices and strategies to be considered for adoption. The Council will also review the clinical performance of QualDerm-affiliated practices and clinicians and facilitate the development of industry best-practices based on internal and external data comparisons.

“Since the beginning, QualDerm has always relied on our affiliated physicians to lead the conversations on clinical matters,” says Bill Southwick, Chief Executive Officer of QualDerm. “The Quality Council formalizes this process and expands our physician engagement even further. We’re honored that John agreed to lead the Council. His expertise is invaluable.”

Dr. Albertini is nationally-renowned for his expertise in Mohs surgery and advanced reconstructive surgery. He is a volunteer associate professor at Wake Forest University Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Albertini previously served as Chief of Mohs Surgery at Wilford Hall USAF and Brooke Army Medical Centers during active duty Air Force military service. He has published more than 40 scientific articles and book chapters and frequently lectures nationally. Dr. Albertini has also held numerous leadership positions for national dermatology organizations.

QualDerm currently has a total of 20 practice locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Ohio. The company has plans to expand into other regions this year.

About QualDerm Partners
QualDerm Partners helps top-tier dermatologists position their practices for sustainable growth and profitability. The company creates market-leading practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development. QualDerm provides the management support, capital, and guidance for growth. Under QualDerm’s True Partnership(SM) model, physicians are partners, not employees, and retain their own practice brand. This doctor-driven model is designed to maintain physicians’ clinical autonomy and ensure the highest-quality patient care. QualDerm offers physicians tailored partnership structures to meet their needs, as well as the option to sell their practices. For more information, visit http://www.QualDerm.com.

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