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Our Leaders

Please click on the links below to learn more about each member of the HealthCare Partners, LLC Senior Executive Team:

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Kent Thiry Co-Chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc, and Chief Executive Officer, HealthCare Partners, LLC Click to open   
  

Kent Thiry

Co-Chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc, and Chief Executive Officer, HealthCare Partners, LLC HealthCare Partners, LLC
Kent Thiry is Co-Chairman and CEO of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc, a Fortune 400® health care provider. The company has approximately $12 billion in annual revenue and 57,000 teammates across 45 states and 11 countries. DaVita HealthCare Partners has two primary businesses and is a clinical leader in both:

a. Population Health Management. We take comprehensive care of approximately 800,000 individuals in 5 States.

b. Kidney Care. We take care of approximately 35% of dialysis patients in America (about 160,000) in over 2000 locations across the U.S., as well as locations overseas (including China, India, and Saudi Arabia).

DaVita considers itself a community first, a company second. Teammates strive to improve the quality of life for patients, each other and communities around the world. DaVita’s philosophy of “community capitalism” has been shared in various forums including Harvard and Stanford business school case studies, national periodicals and speeches at many companies and business schools.

DaVita has been recognized by national and local organizations as a top workplace and honored for its dedication to hiring military veterans and their family members.

Mr. Thiry currently serves on the Harvard Business School Advisory Board and is a member of The Colorado Forum.

Prior Board seats include Varian Medical Systems, the Chairmanship of Oxford Health Plans and the board of directors of The Trust for Public Land (TPL). Earlier in his career, Kent served as a Partner at Bain & Company.

Mr. Thiry is an alumnus of Stanford University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a master’s degree in business administration with honors from Harvard Business School.
Chan Chuang, MD, FCCP, FACP Chief Clinical Officer, HealthCare Partners, LLC Click to open   
  

Chan Chuang, MD, FCCP, FACP

Chief Clinical Officer, HealthCare Partners, LLC HealthCare Partners, LLC
Chan Chuang, MD, was named Chief Clinical Officer of HealthCare Partners, LLC in June 2014.  In this role, he focuses on driving improved clinical outcomes for the patients and communities that HealthCare Partners serves across the nation.
 
Dr. Chuang joined HealthCare Partners in 2002, and has held several leadership positions within the company including Lead Hospitalist, Associate Regional Medical Director and most recently, Corporate Medical Director.  He has also served as Chief of the Department of Medicine and a member of the Medical Executive Committee at Torrance Memorial Medical Center.
 
Dr. Chuang is board certified in internal medicine, critical care, and pulmonary disease.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego.  He completed his residency, chief residency, and fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.  Dr. Chuang is the recipient of several distinguished teaching awards, and holds a special interest in the care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as well as population health.
Joseph C. Mello Chief Operating Officer Click to open   
  

Joseph C. Mello

Chief Operating Officer HealthCare Partners, LLC
Joseph C. Mello became our chief operating officer, HealthCare Partners, in January 2015 after two years as a private investor and consultant. From 2009 through 2012, he served as a consultant to DaVita. From 2000 to 2009, he served as DaVita’s chief operating officer. Prior to DaVita, Mr. Mello served in senior management roles at various large medical group management organizations including MedPartners and Caremark.