“USRetina is an opportunity for the retina community to come together and answer big needs that we weren’t previously able to address.”

— Stephanie Vanderveldt, M.D.

Our Vision for Better Retina Care

Mission

To drive advances in clinical care that consistently preserve the gift of sight.

Vision

We will lead the Retinal Vitreous industry toward high-quality and cost-effective healthcare, creating outcomes that exceed the expectations of our members, partners, and patients.

Our alliance of retina physicians exists to enhance business systems, focusing the unrealized incremental values of our member practices in order to build real and lasting value, create paths to increase referrals, improve quality of care and outcomes, as well as mitigate compliance and market risks.

USRETINA LEADERSHIP
Sunil Gupta, M.D.,
Chief Medical Officer

Sunil Gupta, M.D. is a nationally recognized retinal surgeon and is one of the principal founders of USRetina. He is manager of a large retina practice, Retina Specialty Institute, serving patients in 16 clinics in the Southeast.  Dr. Gupta earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Logan Brooks, M.D.
Vice President

Dr. Logan Brooks completed his fellowship in retina at Wills Eye Hospital in 1988. After two years in academics at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, he relocated to Tallahassee, Florida, and founded Southern Vitreoretinal Associates. He expanded the practice throughout the panhandle of Florida — as well as South Georgia — helped by his five partners and associates.  Dr. Brooks earned his bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Florida Southern College and his medical degree from the University of Florida.  He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Becky Rudolph
Chief Operations Officer

Becky Rudolph brings 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare to the USRetina team. She has gained in-depth knowledge of business development strategy throughout the years and has successfully built and sold two privately-held healthcare businesses.  Ms. Rudolph uniquely understands the challenges of running a profitable operation, having worked with retina practices for 10 years as a consultant and CEO. She is focused on bringing operational expertise in building the USRetina organization.

Italo Laneri
Chief Financial Officer

Italo Laneri is the CFO of USRetina responsible for managing all aspects of finance and accounting.  Mr. Laneri has more than 20 years of executive experience in finance and accounting.  He has worked for small corporations as well as Fortune 100 entities, successfully leading domestic and worldwide finance and accounting teams.

Dee Cantrell
Chief Information Officer

Dee Cantrell has 24 years in health information technology leadership.  She has extensive experience in strategy and operations, project planning and execution, workflow optimization and process improvement.  Ms. Cantrell has worked with major academic institutions, not-for-profit health care delivery systems, physician practices, managed care organizations and federal and state agencies.

Alison Ratliff
Vice President of Group Purchasing Operations

Alison Ratliff brings more than 16 years of expertise in private practice administration.  She lends a unique perspective to the USRetina management team via her vast knowledge of day-to-day clinical operations.  Ms. Ratliff has served on several Advisory Board Committees for various organizations, as well as been a member of the National Speakers Bureau for pharmaceutical companies for the past 10 years.

Bradley Barnes
Web and eCommerce Administration

Bradley Barnes has an extensive background in digital communications, internet marketing and website development.  He is key to the administration and execution of all USRetina digital assets.  He is an integral part of the design, management and operations of the USRetina website, including the USRetina Member Center, Ordering Platform, as well as the monthly newsletter and other properties.

USRETINA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
USRETINA MEMBER BENEFITS

Improving Outcomes

USRetina members are pioneering new methods and best practices in quality care for their patients. Our collaboration is transforming Retina Vitreous care and creating enhanced quality measures and better models in cost-improvement. 

Clinical Trial Network

The USRetina Clinical Trial Network is a group of retina practices across the nation offering more than 30 years of experience with clinical research standards and regulatory compliance.  USRetina clinical trials innovators are driven to provide better access to advanced new treatments that have the potential of saving sight.

Retina Practice Management Efficiency

Share in cost containment, patient advocacy, and economies of scale typically only available to large group practices and health systems. The USRetina GPO provides highly cost-effective options for all practices regardless of size or location.

Helpful Services & Education

Share in educational opportunities, software, products and consulting services that will impact your entire practice and boost performance. You are invited to attend our national meeting held in the spring each year.

Advocacy

At USRetina, our goal is to help shape national policy to enhance healthcare quality, reduce waste, and save sight through preventative care and pharmacological therapies. Our leadership has advocated before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and other federal and state agencies.  To this end, the USRetina public affairs and advocacy team has connections and representation in Washington, D.C.

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