SCA Medical Director Training Program

At SCA we are committed to outstanding patient care and clinical outcomes which is reflected in our first value – Clinical Quality. As part of our relentless pursuit for continuous improvement, SCA developed tools and resources to enhance the skills of our facility Medical Directors through the guidance of
SCA’s Medical Executive Board (MEB).

Curriculum Tracks

Our streamlined Medical Director training covers various topics via two tracks:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Having Difficult Conversations
  • Influencing without Authority
  • Building and Maintaining Trust (optional)
  • Adaptive Leadership Practice Guide (optional)
Roles and
  • Intro to SCA & Basic Regulatory Requirements
  • Compliance Knowledge
  • Best Practices in Communications

Begin the Medical Director Training Program

If you are an SCA Medical Director and would like to start your training process, click below.

SCA Medical Executive Board

Physicians selected for the MEB have a commitment to making SCA the partner of choice for surgical care and making our facilities the safest place to have surgery in America.

Physician leaders are nominated to serve on the enterprise MEB by SCA’s Executive Leadership and represent a range of specialties.

MEB Mission

“To endorse clinical quality efforts in SCA centers and serve as a strategic partner in executing the quality agenda through the Clinical Team, Medical Directors and local Medical Executive Committees”


We have assembled a phenomenal group of enterprise physician leaders to advise on and endorse our Clinical Quality efforts across the SCA enterprise.

James O’Leary, MD
Midlands Ortho Surgery Ctr ORTHO-TOTAL JOINT
Frank Dellacono, MD
River Valley ASC ENT
Paul Chen, MD
Surgery Center of Encinitas OPHTH
Jeff Hessing, MD
Treasure Valley Hospital ORTHO-GEN
Hyuk Chung, MD
Hawthorn Surgery Ctr ANESTHESIA
John Kitchens, MD
Lexington Surgery Ctr OPHTH
Brian Larkin, MD
Mile High Surgery Center ORTHO-TOTAL JOINT
Joan O’Shea, MD
Surgical Ctr of South Jersey NEURO-SPINE
Mark Rasmussen, MD
Wang Teng, MD
Surgical Ctr of Saddleback GEN-VASCULAR
Harold Berenzweig, MD
Texas Health Resources GASTROENTEROLOGY
Dan Murrey MD
CMO and President of Optum Specialty Practices, SCA