Dr. David Friend is the Chief Transformation Officer and Managing Director of BDO’s 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.
Prior to joining BDO, Dr. Friend was the Chief Clinical Officer of Golden Living, a $2.5 B post-acute healthcare provider, 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 Senior Partner, Board Member and Global Leader of the Healthcare practice at Willis Towers Watson. Dr. Friend was also appointed by the Governor of the State of Connecticut to be a Founding Board Member of The University of Connecticut Health Center where served on the Board of the Teaching Hospital, Medical School and Dental School.