Brijesh P. Mehta has joined the Memorial Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Healthcare System as medical director of stroke and neurocritical care. Also, he is employed with the Memorial Physician Group. Before, he was at Massachusetts General Hospital. Mehta’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in biology from Emory; a medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and specialty training at Harvard Medical School programs in Boston.
Osmel “Ozzie” Delgado has been appointed chief operating officer at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Delgado, who joined Cleveland Clinic 15 years ago, was most recently its director of operations. Delgado has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Barry University, a doctor of pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University, and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University.
Henry Capote has been named chief financial officer at Coral Gables Hospital. He has been the hospital’s controller for three years, and he has been interim CFO since April. Capote has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida Gulf Coast University.
Dr. Brian Bethea named regional medical director of cardiovascular surgery at Tenet Florida Physician services
Dr. Brian T. Bethea has been named regional medical director of cardiovascular surgery at Tenet Florida Physician Services. He is on-staff at Delray Medical Center and Florida Medical Center, and his practice will be based in Delray Beach. His educational background includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Surgery in Baltimore.
Shed Boren has been named chief executive director of Camillus Health. Before, he was chief executive officer of Sister Emmanuel Hospital in Miami. He also was executive director of Special Immunology Services for Mercy Hospital in Miami, where he designed and implemented Miami-Dade County’s largest vertically integrated service delivery network providing medical and social services to persons living with HIV/AIDS. He is a social worker who received a Ph.D. in sociology, and an MBA, from the University of Miami, and he has a graduate certificate in Catholic healthcare ethics from Saint Louis University.
Best advice he ever received: It is better to err on the side of charity and compassion rather than righteousness. This advice was given to me by Sister Edith Gonzalez, a nun that I worked with for years. She died last year. She was my friend and colleague, and a mentor.
Richard W. D’Souza was named president at Cirle Inc., a Miami-based medical technology incubator. Before, he was head of R&D (eye care and oral care), regulatory and quality, for Valeant Pharmaceuticals. D’Souza has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Karachi in Pakistan and a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Houston.
Howard Lewkowitz has been named the chief of medical staff at Broward Health Imperial Point, where he has run his practice for the past 14 years. Lewkowitz attended SUNY Stony Brook and Emory University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology from Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and his internal medicine residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.