David Friend - BDO Boston

David Friend

Managing Director


BDO Boston



Executive Summary

Dr. David Friend is co-founder, managing director and chief transformation officer of the BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation. He has more than 35 years of global healthcare experience serving as a c-suite operating executive, board director and advisor to academic medical centers, employers, payors, hospitals, physician groups, reits, law firms, and post-acute care organizations. He provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, strategy, clinical integration, physician engagement, and enhancing shareholder value. David is currently serving as chief executive officer of a $1B post-acute care company that has 12,000 employees and cares for 10,000 patients a day.

Prior to joining BDO, David was the executive vice president and chief clinical officer of a $3B leader in post-acute healthcare, where he was responsible for the care of 20 million patients annually provided by over 42,000 employees. Previously, he was the president and chief medical officer of Aseracare Hospice and Homecare; a managing director in healthcare at Alvarez & Marsal; and a managing partner, board member, and global leader of the healthcare practice at Willis Towers Watson.

David is currently on the board of Fallon Health and is a member of the audit and governance committees. He is also on the executive advisory board of the University of Pennsylvania, LDI Health Policy Institute. David was previously appointed by the governor of Connecticut to be a founding board member of the University of Connecticut Health Center where he served on the board of the teaching hospital, medical school and dental school.


M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.D., University of Connecticut
B.A., Economics, Brandeis University