Marking a new chapter in its 40-year journey of excellence and innovation, ApolloMD announces a CEO transition and key leadership changes for 2024. Five highly accomplished executives assume new roles, reflecting ApolloMD’s commitment to recognizing and nurturing talent within the organization.
As of January 1, Yogin Patel, MD, MBA, FACEP, stepped into the role of Chief Executive Officer, responsible for overseeing all aspects of ApolloMD’s operations and the company’s strategic direction. A practicing ApolloMD emergency medicine physician at several partner hospitals since 2008, Dr. Patel served as a divisional president starting in 2013 and rose to president in 2017.
“I look forward to driving our strategy as a clinician-led group that is a high-quality, solution-based organization. With our patients at the center of what we do, we pride ourselves on delivering practical solutions to impossible problems at a time when health care is at a real inflection point,” says Dr. Patel.
“At ApolloMD, we’ve always had to demonstrate our value to potential clients. We are well suited for the current challenges in health care… our teams earn it every day!”
Other key C-suite promotions include:
ApolloMD executives were promoted due to their vision and outstanding performance driving the company’s growth and success. These promotions reflect the executives’ ability to navigate the complex health care landscape and deliver innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of our partners.
“Our executives have demonstrated exceptional leadership and a deep understanding of our industry,” says Dr. Patel. “Their promotion reflects our commitment to fostering talent and empowering our team to drive innovation and deliver extraordinary value to our partners. I am confident that their elevated roles will further propel ApolloMD into the future of exceptional health care delivery.”
Dr. Patel’s inspiration: “Respect the Hustle”
Hearkening to his days as a 17-year-old undergraduate student at Duke University who wanted to “care for people,” Dr. Patel notes that he has spent 94% of his career at ApolloMD. He earned dual graduate degrees in 2004 from Duke in Medicine and Business Administration before joining ApolloMD.
“In many ways that matter, I have grown up under the mentorship and leadership of ApolloMD,” says Dr. Patel. “And what I know is that for more than 40 years, we’ve always been an all-hands-on-deck organization. Here, roles and titles carry far less importance than an individual’s ability to work diligently and execute the work. We are a group that ‘respects the hustle.’”
“Dr. Patel brings a wealth of knowledge and new ideas to the role, and I am looking forward to seeing all that he can accomplish,” says Dr. Dolister. “His ability to build strong relationships as well as his innovative way of thinking is something that will benefit the future growth of ApolloMD tremendously.”
Among the opportunities Dr. Patel envisions:.
Challenges and solutions ahead
Ongoing health care challenges, Dr. Patel says, include policy and legislative changes to provide better care for patients struggling with behavioral/mental issues or addiction. He also says the U.S. needs a stronger focus on emergency and public health preparedness, a coordinated response to health crises, and solutions to make health care more equitable and affordable for all patients.
“I am proud of ApolloMD’s 40-year history as a successful, independent, physician-run and employee-owned health care group. I’m also aware that today’s health care environment is unlike anything in the last 40 years,” Dr. Patel says, citing rising costs, labor shortages, and challenges with ever-changing technology and data security.
“Of all the things I could have done in life, I was given an amazing opportunity to be part of an organization that serves and cares for others,” he says with equal parts pride and humility. “What an amazing and awesome responsibility!”
ApolloMD partners with more than 100 hospitals nationwide to provide integrated, multispecialty physician, APC and practice management services in Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, and Revenue Cycle Management. Our high touch, solution-based approach emphasizes quality, efficiency, communication and patient experience. Through ApolloMD Partners, Inc., all eligible physicians and advanced practice clinicians have the opportunity to become owners. ApolloMD works collaboratively with partner facilities to implement best practices and process improvement across the board in a cost-effective manner. Learn more about our growing team at apollomd.com.