Leadership Team

Vip Mankad, M.D
Presidenat and CEO

Vipul Mankad MDDr. Vip Mankad has a distinguished career combining leadership of academic departments, multispecialty group practice and hospitals,  and regulatory policy expertise to build successful health systems, clinical research and medical education across the globe.  His most recent accomplishments include building Accountable Care Organizations, especially Advance Payment Model ACOs, and utilizing information technology to improve quality and reduce costs.

As a nationally known physician, Dr. Mankad has also been the chairman and member of numerous government review panels for the Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Center for Medicaid & State Operations, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development and Center for Disease Control & Prevention.

Previous Positions Held and Key Accomplishments:

  • Formation of Advance Payment Model ACOs in California and Texas
  • Chief Medical Officer, Children’s hospital Oakland
  • Senior Medical Advisor, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, US Senate
  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky    College of Medicine
  • Lead Planner and Founder, Kentucky Children’s Hospital
  • Group Practice Leader (480+ physicians), Chandler Medical Center, Kentucky
  • Published author of 3 books and 150 articles

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Educated and trained across the globe, Dr. Mankad completed his academic studies at the Government Medical College at the Maharaja Sayajirao University in India where he was honored as a National Merit Scholar and later received the Outstanding Alumni Award.  His residencies and fellowships  in New York at Cornell Medical College, New York Hospital & Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York University Medical Center / Bellevue Hospital; in London at Guys Hospital in London; and in Chicago at Cook County Hospital.  Dr. Mankad  maintains a medical license in five states, and is board certified in Pediatrics and Sub-Board certified in Pediatric Hematology Oncology.

Dr. Mankad has also completed advanced healthcare management and clinical leadership courses in at Harvard University’s School of Public Health, the University of Illinois’ Center for Educational Development and the American College of Physician Executives.


Aparna Mankad M.D.
Chairman of the Board 

Aparna Mankad MDAparna Mankad is an Anesthesiologist with more than 25 years of clinical, academic and leadership experience in her discipline. She brings her experience in operational management of surgically related disciplines in hospital and outpatient surgery settings. She is a graduate of Topiwala National Medical College in Bombay. She had Diplomas in Anesthesiology from Bombay University as well as the Conjoint Body of the Royal College of Surgeons and Royal College of Physicians in London England. Then, she completed three years of Anesthesiology training in the United States including fellowship in Obstetric Anesthesiology. She is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and has a diploma of the American Academy of Pain Management.

As an academic anesthesiologist, Dr. Mankad demonstrated leadership in teaching and supervision, clinical service and investigation. She has presented her work nationally and internationally.

Nick Shroff, M.D.
Senior Vice President 

Nick Shroff MDDr. Nick Shroff, a board certified clinical urologist, brings 30+ years of clinical and leadership experience. He has served as a consultant to pharmaceutical and device manufacturing companies and has been Medical Director of Luminant Research Inc. He was a member of the Board of Trustees, Chief of Staff, Chief of Surgery and Chair of Emergency Services at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland Texas. He was also a member of the Board of Directors, Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Physicians and Surgeons Hospital and Chairman of Surgery at Parkview Hospital at Parkview Hospital in Midland Texas.  He was also the Chief of Urology Division at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Big Springs Texas.

Graduate of Christian Medical College and Hospital in Vellore, India, Dr. Shroff trained in Urology at Cook County Hospital and received advanced urology training in high intensity focused ultrasound, Intuitive Training Hands-On Workshop using da Vinci System and Endowrist Instrumentation, microwave thermotherapy, VidaMed TUNA system, renal shock wave lithotripsy, and laser certification in urology applications.

He has 15 publications to his credit. In addition, he has served as a leader in variety of community service projects.

His most recent accomplishments include developing consensus among physicians in the Permian Basin area to create an Advance Payment Model Accountable Care Organization (ACO).