R. Jeffrey Taylor, President and Chief Operating OfficerMr. Taylor has been a director and our President and Chief Operating Officer since he joined IPC in July 2000. Prior to joining IPC, Mr. Taylor was the executive vice president of Atlanta-based Mariner Post-Acute Network. Prior to that, Mr. Taylor was chief executive officer of American Outpatient Services, Inc. and held various positions including executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel with American Medical International, Inc. (now Tenet Healthcare Corp.; NYSE-THC). Mr. Taylor also serves on the board of directors of Dormir, Inc. Mr. Taylor received a B.S. from the University of Utah and a J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law. Mr. Taylor has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of acute-care, sub-acute care and the outpatient dialysis segments of the healthcare industry.
Kerry Weiner M.D., Chief Medical OfficerKerry Weiner M.D. joined IPC in March 2011 in the newly created position of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Weiner leads the clinical functions of the Company and is charged with continuing the development of hospitalist leaders throughout IPC. Most recently, Dr. Weiner held the position of Chief Medical Officer for the Lakeside Medical Organization, a multispecialty group of 130 physicians and an IPA (Independent Practice Association) of approximately 2200 physicians. Dr. Weiner was one of the earliest proponents of hospitalists in Southern California, having utilized them at Lakeside since 1991. A co-founder of Lakeside Medical Group, Dr. Weiner served as president of the integrated medical group for 14 years. Dr. Weiner received his medical degree, masters in public health and bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Fernando J. Sarria, Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Sarria joined IPC in April 2001 and serves as our Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Sarria was vice president of finance at Bentley Health Care, Inc., a national organization that manages and operates physician practices, comprehensive outpatient treatment centers for cancer and end-stage renal disease. Mr. Sarria was previously chief financial officer at Pacific Oaks Medical Group, Inc., one of the largest HIV/AIDS medical providers in the country. Mr. Sarria received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Sarria has over 25 years of executive healthcare management experience and began his professional career with KPMG as a specialist in healthcare. Mr. Sarria is also a registered certified public accountant in the State of California.