Over 25 years of experience in “Risk Managed Healthcare” as both a practicing physician and medical administrator including former Founding Chief Medical Officer of Palm Beach ACO and South Florida ACO. Dr. Zucker had over 25 years of experience in “Risk Managed Healthcare” as both a practicing physician and medical administrator including from August 2012 to August 2014 acting as Founding Chief Medical Officer of Palm Beach ACO and South Florida ACO. During his tenure, Palm Beach ACO grew to be one of the more profitable ACO’s in the Nation with over 31,000 Medicare beneficiaries, over 100 Primary Care Physicians and over 90 Specialty Physicians from 1999 to August 2012, Dr. Zucker was, from inception, the Chief Medical Officer of Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc. He achieved year after year companywide growth and profitability while incrementally improving the quality and overall value of Metropolitan’s Health Care Services. Metropolitan Health Networks was an MSO, contracted with a major Health Plan to manage Medicare Risk in an assigned population of Senior Citizens. It was sold to Humana in 2012.
Prior to that, Dr. Zuckor was a practicing physician from 1989 to 1994. From 1994 to 1999, he was a Senior Medical Director at two Physician Groups specializing in Medicare patients including Senior Medical Director of Port St Lucie Medical Group where he cared for 2,500 Medicare HMO patients as PCP and supervisor over two physicians and one PA. Prior to joining AHA, he was the Founding Chief Medical Officer of Triple Aim Development Group, a consulting group focusing on providing new and established ACOs with n innovative approach to unify participating physicians around the accountable care model.
Dr. Zucker’s education credentials include the following:
- BS, Science, Stony Brook, New York 1974 – 1979
- MS, Nutrition, U of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
- Internal Medicine Intern and Resident, Lennox Hill Hospital, New York, NY – 1985 – 1987