Robert Zasa, MSHHA, FACMPE
Bob is so dedicated to ambulatory surgery you might say it is in his DNA. With a graduate degree in hospital and health administration from UAL Birmingham and a graduate program in marketing at UCLA, he entered health care as a group practice administrator at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans and then operated a 552-bed hospital for Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. He moved into ambulatory surgery with Alternate Corps, participating in the company founding and public offering. He was a VP of American Medical International and COO of AMI Ambulatory Centers.
A rising star in the industry, he developed his first national ASC company, Premier Ambulatory Systems in 1980, which grew to own and operate 15 centers, amassed $35 million in earnings and was ranked 6th nationally for growth. Bob was cited as CEO of one the nation’s fastest growing companies. He co-founded Ambulatory Systems Development, reorganized as ASD Management in 2009 and recognized today among the most successful private ASC firms. In 2018, he founded Ambulatory Systems Development, LLC to invest in surgery centers and continue the management and development for which he is internationally renowned.
Bob is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives, author, lecturer, academic advisor and professor. He is the recipient of numerous industry, business and academic distinctions. He is co-author of Developing and Managing Ambulatory Surgery Centers.