Former Regional Medical Director, PwC and Former President, Columbia/HCA
Experienced Health care professional with expertise in Digital Health including Remote Patient Monitoring, Telemedicine, Clinical Decision Support, AI, Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions and Value Based Contracting. Dr. Gerst, MD, MBA, MPH, GMP, CHE is a graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (M.D.) and is an Aresty Scholar and Alumnus of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (General Management Program). He is also a graduate of Columbia College (B.A.), Columbia School of Public Health – Health Administration (M.P.H.) and is Board Certified in Medical Management as a Diplomat in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. Gerst was formerly Regional Medical Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, and is past President, PPO Division of Columbia/HCA – The Healthcare Company, where he was Vice President of the Corporation (NYSE:HCA). He was also Vice President, Vista Health Plan (now, Aetna Health Plan), one of the largest HMOs in south Florida and Assistant Vice President of Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRDA/B), the world’s largest independent claims management company, with more than 700 offices in 70 countries where he built the first nationwide PPO for AIG, Boeing and other Crawford clients with over 1,200 hospitals and 120,000 physicians. Dr. Gerst also teaches Public Health Informatics as an On-Line Faculty Member at the University of Miami Masters’ of Science Program and was formerly Dean of the Department of Health Informatics, Bryan University. He recently served on the Scientific Advisory Board for Zyversa Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage specialty biopharmaceutical company leveraging advanced proprietary technologies to develop first-in-class pharmaceutical products.