Leadership

SRC’s leadership works directly with the advisory and review committees of each medical specialty to develop standards that govern their respective accreditation programs and outcomes databases.

Gary M. Pratt

Chief Executive Officer

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Gary Pratt assisted in the startup of SRC and has served as CEO since its inception in 2003. He has spent a majority of his career in the healthcare and information technology industries, successfully launching seven companies and selling four of them. Mr. Pratt also served as a partner in the nation’s sixth-largest accounting firm and president of a division of Waste Management, a Fortune 500 company. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, with a degree in business administration.

Neil E. Hutcher, MD, FACS

Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Clinical Quality and Compliance

Chairman, Board of Directors
Neil Hutcher is an accomplished surgeon and a widely recognized leader in the advancement of surgical specialties, especially as it relates to patient education and advocacy on the federal and state levels. He began practicing medicine in Richmond in 1973 and, prior to joining SRC, held the position of Managing Director at Commonwealth Surgeons. Dr. Hutcher has served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at both the Medical College of Virginia and McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center. He is also a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Hutcher received his undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, where he also completed a residency in general surgery and specialty fellowship training in transplant surgery.

Michael T. Hartney, JD

General Counsel and Vice President, Legal Affairs

Michael Hartney has more than 30 years of legal experience representing clients in matters related to healthcare and corporate law and associated litigation. Prior to joining SRC, he served as the company’s outside legal counsel. Through his private practice, Mr. Hartney previously served as legal counsel for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for eight years. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of San Diego School of Law and is a member of the California State Bar.