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Nick has deep expertise in the development and scaling of complex service models, care delivery networks (referrals and downstream network optimization) and the cultivation of value-based arrangements between providers, employers and payers. Nick has been a founding and integral leader in the launch, development, and building of multiple healthcare organizations. Nick has an incredible capability to educate, empower, and inspire clinical teams to work together toward a shared vision. Experienced CEO, Entrepreneur, Investor, and Board Member. Nick is an advisor to multiple startups, fund managers, and health plans.


Nick’s work life has included some of the following components:


  • Integrally active participant in the sales process for client acquisition

  • Designed, vetted, and implemented business strategy within a Value Based contracting setting

  • Capably maintained, delivered, and propagated vision, mission, and strategy across a diverse, geographically spread health care team

  • Designed and deployed a de-novo Corporate Compliance Program for mutli-site, multi-state healthcare organization.

  • Built a team of over 400 employees that are consistently focused on a culture of unwavering quality care, patient centered focus, and strong team relationship.

  • Developed innovative clinical savings algorithms to align providers payers

  • Designed, built, trained, deployed clinical teams in multiple states

  • Designed, built, trained, and scaled the first ever virtual emergency medicine practice and clinical team covering patients in multiple states

  • Led the creation of an in-house talent acquisition & recruitment teams

  • Designed, built, deployed a credentialing platform (later sold as a separate company)

  • Designed, built, deployed proprietary care coordination software platform

  • Developed AHCA, Joint Commission, COLA, and DEA compliant clinical practices

  • Implemented reproducible project management platforms and processes to facilitate the duplication of complex high acuity urgent care centers in multiple states

  • Deployed a hospital at home program in NE Florida

  • Launched, and systematized, the scaling of, moderately complex clinical laboratory services.

  • Launched, and systematized, the scaling of CMS compliant CT imaging services

  • Designed, built, and sold an in-field HRA / BOI team and business

  • Developed and facilitated one-of-a-kind contracting mechanisms for Value Based Emergency Medicine care with BUCA plans in Florida.

  • Developed a customer service platform, within the setting of high acuity urgent care (FSED equivalent), that delivers NPS of over 90% consistently.

Nicholas R. Dodaro, MD, FACEP

Professional History


Principal, Medical Life Holdings

Chief Medical Officer, Chief of Strategy Crucial Care

Chief Medical Officer, Crucialist

Chief Medical Officer, Board Member Credential Genie

CEO Crucial Care Without Walls

Medical Director Gold Kidney Health Plan Florida

Lab Director Moderately Complex clinical laboratories

Medical Director, Baptist Hospital System, Jacksonville

Medical Director, Clinical Decision Unit, McLeod Hospital South Carolina




Doctor of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans

BS Environmental Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans

Professional Associations




Professional Activities

Teaching Physician at University of Florida Residency Programs

Speaking engagements at healthcare, managed care, and population health conferences

Advisor to several early-stage companies

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