Anthony Masciotra appointed FPP CEO/senior associate dean in School of Medicine

April 27, 2016

Dean Mark Richardson has appointed Anthony Masciotra, Jr., MBA, CPA, chief executive officer of the OHSU Faculty Practice Plan and senior associate dean for clinical practice in the OHSU School of Medicine.

Anthony Masciotra, Jr., MBA, CPAMasciotra (pronounced muh-SHOW-tra) will join OHSU in early July. Since 2011, he has been CEO of UNM Medical Group, Inc. (UNMMG) –the faculty practice plan supporting the 1,100 clinical providers and 600 employees within the University of New Mexico's School of Medicine.  

Tom Heckler, MBA, will remain in the CEO/senior associate dean role through the end of June and will assist during the transition period;he announced last year his intention to step down from the leadership role. A committee led by Jeffrey Kirsch, M.D., associate dean for veterans and clinical affairs and chair of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine, conducted a national search for Heckler's successor.

"I'd like to thank the committee for a thorough search which identified a small pool of highly qualified final candidates," said Dean Richardson. "Anthony's leadership experience will be a strong addition to the School of Medicine and to the strategic direction of our faculty practice plan. I look forward to welcoming him to OHSU."

The FPP CEO and senior associate dean for clinical practice leads the overall strategic and operational planning for the OHSU Faculty Practice Plan, and is a member of the School of Medicine senior leadership team. The FPP – the largest organized clinical practice in Oregon – is a 1,700-member group of physicians, advanced nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other licensed independent providers who are integral to all aspects of clinical care at OHSU.

"OHSU is an innovator and recognizes that as health care changes, we have to focus on the value equation – putting patient satisfaction and quality in the forefront. I look forward to joining the important work underway to improve the health of Oregonians," said Masciotra.

Among Masciotra's initial priorities at OHSU will be establishing relationships with OHSU clinical faculty leaders and getting to know OHSU-affiliated organizations. Working with the dean, the FPP CEO is instrumental in developing and implementing new programs and support structures with external providers and health systems that have entered into partnerships and collaborations with OHSU, such as Salem Health and Tuality Healthcare.

Since joining UNMMG in 2007, Masciotra led the medical group's transition from a practice billing service into a 501c3 corporation, supporting the UNM School of Medicine clinical practice and the UNM Health Sciences Center. In addition to the faculty practice plan responsibilities, Masciotra oversees health system clinical contracting, strategic partnerships and outreach, telehealth initiatives and UNM Health (an internal health plan).

Masciotra earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master in Business Administration from the UNM Anderson School of Management. He is currently chair of the Group on Faculty Practice of the Association of American Medical Colleges and a member of several professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Medical Group Management Association and Healthcare Financial Management Association.