Transforming Healthcare with Dr. Wael Barsoum

Looking for a place to go deeper into the business, innovation, and future of healthcare? Welcome to Transforming Healthcare with Dr. Wael Barsoum. Presented in partnership with HOPCO – the recognized leader in MSK care – this podcast will raise questions and provide answers that will inform, educate, and enhance the perspective of health care leaders and specialists. Whether it’s industry insiders, health system providers, public sector leaders, or the leading specialists; each episode features the voices, personalities, and viewpoints of some of the most prominent care providers.

Ep. 11 – Investing In Tomorrow

Gary Herschman is an Attorney at Epstein Becker Green in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Newark and New York offices. He serves on Epstein Becker Green’s Board of Directors, and on its National Health Care and Life Sciences Steering Committee. He is a national leader of the firm’s Healthcare Transactions Group. Join us as we discuss the trends and future of healthcare transactions, the intricacies of physician group mergers and acquisitions, and the challenges associated with hospital transactions. 

Ep. 10 – Bridging The Gaps

Join me and my co-host, Ashley Chacko, VP of Market Intelligence and Strategic Planning at HOPCo, and our guests, Phil Lee, Vice President for Strategic Provider Partnerships at GuideWell & President of Truli for Health, and Dr. Ted Conklin, Vice President & Chief Medical Officer of Commercial Business for Florida Blue and GuideWell, as we discuss addressing the full continuum of care to achieve high quality and affordability in healthcare, and the evolution of health plans and value-based care.

Ep. 9 – Commitment is Key

Dr. Sricharan Chalikonda is the Chief Medical Operations Officer and Chair of the Surgical Institute at Allegheny Health Network, as well as a nationally recognized physician leader and pioneer in the use of highly advanced surgical procedures for abdominal cancers and other diseases. Join me and my guest host, Ozzie Delgado, Chief Operating Officer at Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company, as we discuss transparency of care, appropriateness of care and the future of healthcare.  

Ep. 8 – All or Nothing

Ozzie Delgado currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company (HOPCO) and is an Adjunct Professor at the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work at Florida International University. Prior to that he was Chief Operating Officer for Cleveland Clinic Florida Region.

Join us as we discuss the fundamentals of leadership, leadership alignment and the importance of leadership and teamwork in an organization.


Ep. 7 – Trusting The Process

Omar Khateeb is a marketing leader who has developed marketing strategies at two publicly traded surgical robotic companies and is currently Principal as Khateeb & Co. Join me and my co-host, Ashley Chacko, VP of Market Intelligence and Strategic Planning at HOPCo, as we discuss leveraging social media in healthcare, transformational changes in the market and his thoughts on mentorship. 

Ep. 6 – Putting The Patient First

Dr. Paul Krakovitz is a pediatric otolaryngologist, and is the Regional President of Intermountain Healthcare in Nevada. Join us as we discuss the benefits and challenges of integrated health systems, the importance of the community for non-profit organizations, and how to balance being a great leader with the challenges of running a large healthcare system.     


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