About Us

ABOUT SURGICAL REVIEW CORPORATION (SRC)

Established in 2003, Surgical Review Corporation is a nonprofit, patient safety organization that develops and administers best-in-class accreditation programs for medical professionals, surgeons, hospitals and freestanding outpatient facilities throughout the world. These programs improve the safety and quality of patient care and lower the overall costs associated with successful treatment. Data, provided by program participants, is used to determine which treatments achieve the best outcomes. This information enables clinicians, patients, payors and policymakers to make informed decisions that improve health care delivery.

SRC believes that even the best can improve. Excellence is not simply an achievement – it is a culture that must be sustained. SRC has performed thousands of inspections throughout the world and is in a unique position to provide the experience it has gained to those who wish to improve beyond their accreditation.

OUR TEAM

SRC is an independent, nonprofit patient safety organization governed by a Board of Directors. The Board determines organizational policy and provides overall governance and oversight.

SRC consults with experts from each specialty to guide the development of its accreditation programs and outcomes databases.

SRC is comprised of a highly qualified, dedicated team of professionals. We are committed to excellence within our own organization, the success of our designees and the safety of each patient served by our designees.

SRC is supported by the following teams:

Clinical Quality and Compliance – responsible for developing and maintaining SRC’s accreditation programs and conducting inspections.

Information Services – reliable, state-of-the-art technology has been the cornerstone of SRC’s success. The Information Services team supports two important proprietary platforms: SRC’s Excellence accreditation software, used to efficiently manage and process participants through the various stages of accreditation, and BOLD™, our patient outcomes database.

Marketing and Communications – effective communications is vital to the success of our organization, and SRC’s Mar/Com team keeps both our prospective and current participants informed through numerous media including social, video, website and mass email. The CARE team ensures that our designees achieve maximum value from their SRC accreditation.

Business Development – assists and educates those interested in accreditation and ensures the application process functions smoothly for busy practitioners.

Quality Improvement – helps designees improve their quality of care using SRC’s BOLD patient outcomes database.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SRC is an independent, nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors comprised of representatives from industry stakeholders. The Board determines organizational policy and provides overall governance and oversight of SRC.

An Executive Committee, consisting of two members of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer, provides operational oversight.

Neil E. Hutcher, MD, FACS
Chairman, Board of Directors
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Clinical Quality and Compliance, SRC
Raleigh, North Carolina

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.

Gary M. Pratt
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer, SRC
Raleigh, North Carolina

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.

Gerald J. Scallion, MD, MBA
Member, Board of Directors
Medical Director, Metro NY Aetna
New York, New York

Gerry Scallion represents the payor community and health insurance industry. He is currently Medical Director, Metro NY, for Aetna, one of the nation’s largest health insurance companies. Prior to joining the managed care industry in 2003, Dr. Scallion was a general surgeon in private practice for 20 years. He is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s College and University of Maryland Medical School, and trained in general surgery at University of Maryland Hospital System in Baltimore.

Michael T. Hartney, JD
Member, Board of Directors
General Counsel and Vice President, Legal Affairs, SRC
San Diego, California

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.

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, 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
Member, Board of Directors

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.

Teri Burd-Hagwood
Director, Information Services

Teri Burd-Hagwood’s background spans years of operational and development experience for information technology systems encompassing database design, administration, reporting and data analytics. She has managed teams ranging from five to 20 people but focuses on a hands-on and active development process. Ms. Burd-Hagwood develops and administers SRC’s database management systems and oversees all software development activities.

Alex Waychoff
Director, Business Development

Alex Waychoff is responsible for SRC’s US sales and marketing activities. Prior to joining SRC, Ms. Waychoff spent more than ten years in the medical device industry, collaborating directly with doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. At SRC, this experience enables her to develop a close working relationship with prospective accreditation program applicants. Ms. Waychoff earned her bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

ADMINISTRATION

Jennifer Parker
Senior Manager, Accounting Services

Jennifer Parker has more than 20 years of experience working in various accounting areas of customer support, payables, receivables, general ledger and management. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting at Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina. At SRC, Ms. Parker manages financial activities, supporting both employees and accreditation program participants.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Alex Waychoff
Director, Business Development

Alex Waychoff is responsible for SRC’s US sales and marketing activities. Prior to joining SRC, Ms. Waychoff spent more than ten years in the medical device industry, collaborating directly with doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. At SRC, this experience enables her to develop a close working relationship with prospective accreditation program applicants. Ms. Waychoff earned her bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Daniela Casagrande, BS, MSc, PhD
Manager, International Business Development

Daniela Schaan Casagrande earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from the Methodist Institute of Education and Culture (Instituto Metodista de Educação e Cultura), Porto Alegre, Brazil. She earned her Master of Science in endocrinology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul School of Medicine (Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil and achieved a PhD from Duke University. Dr. Casagrande has also participated in a Duke University research fellowship.

Dr. Casagrande worked as a bariatric nutritionist at The Center of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome of São Lucas Hospital of PUCRS (Centro de Obesidade e Síndrome Metabólica do Hospital São Lucas da PUCRS, Brazil) from 2000 – 2014. During her tenure as Nutrition and Research Coordinator for her bariatric surgical and clinical diagnostics team, she led her hospital and surgeons to becoming an SRC Center of Excellence and guiding them through the site inspection process. She also has extensive experience within the Brazilian University system, working as a professor at the University of Vale do Rio do Sinos (Universidade do Vale do Rio do Sinos) and at The Foundation Institute of Cardiology of Porto Alegre (Instituto de Cardiologia de Porto Alegre).

Dr. Casagrande has served on two medical society boards. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Obesity Society (Associação Brasileira para o Estudo da Obesidade e Sindrome Metabólica – ABESO) from 2003 to 2005. Dr. Casagrande also served on the board of directors of the Metabolic and Bariatric Brazilian Society – RS Chapter (Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia bariátrica e metabolic – capitulo RS) from 2003 to 2010. She has published 14 manuscripts, five book chapters and several articles in Grey Literature.

Frances Myers
Coordinator, Business Development

Frances Myers has years of experience in the customer service industry as well as the management of small, startup companies. Ms. Myers supports the Business Development team and is in charge of communications with prospective accreditation program applicants. She also works closely with the Marketing and Communications team to assist with creating marketing materials.

CLINICAL QUALITY & COMPLIANCE

Neil E. Hutcher, MD, FACS
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Clinical Quality and Compliance

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.

June Hill, BSN, RN, CNOR
Senior Manager, Clinical Quality and Compliance

June Hill is a highly successful operating room nurse with more than 35 years of experience. Prior to joining SRC, Ms. Hill was the Director of Robotics at Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health care systems, where she led the organization in achieving SRC accreditation as a Center of Excellence in six practice areas. She is a nationally recognized speaker and clinical consultant for Intuitive Surgical, the manufacturer of the da Vinci robotic surgical system. Ms. Hill has worked in a Level-1 trauma center and in areas including robotics, cardiac, bariatric, urology, gynecology, thoracic and general surgery. She is a demonstrated leader in program development, strategic operational planning and physician relations. Ms. Hill received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Chamberlain University.

Teresa Leath, RN, BSN
Senior Manager, Accreditation and Site Inspector

With over 40 years of experience in nursing, Teresa Leath brings a wealth of diverse medical experience to her role at SRC. She began her career as a registered nurse, working in the medical-surgical units and emergency departments of community hospitals and Level II trauma centers. As an operating room nurse, Ms. Leath developed proficiencies in numerous surgical disciplines and was a preceptor for new employees. During her years as a bariatric coordinator, Ms. Leath established support groups and organized patient management programs at two separate facilities.

Ms. Leath joined SRC in 2010. As Senior Site Inspector, Ms. Leath has performed thousands of site inspections for SRC throughout the world. She works closely with facilities and surgeons to help them improve their surgical patient care programs. Ms. Leath also develops requirements for SRC’s accreditation programs and hosts educational seminars and webinars. Ms. Leath received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Lauren Sweet, RN, BSN, CNOR
Site Inspector

With over 30 years of nursing experience, Lauren Sweet has worked in critical care, cardiology and quality with an emphasis in operating room nursing. Ms. Sweet has directed operating room teams in various specialties that include robotics, general surgery and gynecology. While working at her last hospital, Lauren led the organization to help achieve four SRC accreditations, and now she will guide other potential designees in achieving theirs. Ms. Sweet received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Andrews University.

Vickie B. Poor
Manager, Site Inspections

Vickie Poor brings over 30 years of experience in office management and customer support as the executive assistant to CEOs, CMO and CFOs. Prior to joining SRC, she worked in the healthcare and medical device industries – a cardiovascular company enhancing medical devices with a drug-delivery system and a specialty oncology pharmaceutical company. Before her career as a C-suite support professional, Ms. Poor earned her certification as an electroencephalogy technician. Ms. Poor coordinates SRC’s site inspection activities and provides close support to SRC’s site inspection team.

Sarah White
Manager, Program Support

Sarah White brings more than 10 years of administrative and customer support experience to SRC. Prior to joining the company, she managed office operations, patient services and scheduling efforts in a large, multi-physician practice. At SRC, she serves in various capacities on the CARE Program, Communications and Clinical Quality & Compliance teams. Ms. White earned a bachelors’ degree in communications from Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania.

INFORMATION SERVICES

Teri Burd-Hagwood
Director, Information Services

Teri Burd-Hagwood’s background spans years of operational and development experience for information technology systems encompassing database design, administration, reporting and data analytics. She has managed teams ranging from five to 20 people but focuses on a hands-on and active development process. Ms. Burd-Hagwood develops and administers SRC’s database management systems and oversees all software development activities.

Bill Burd
Manager, Software Development

Bill Burd brings nearly 30 years of software development, engineering and programming experience to SRC’s technical team. He is involved in all areas of SRC backend solutions, product development and support to bring best-of-breed products and service to SRC accredited centers and surgeons, as well as support to fellow SRC team members.

Prior to joining SRC, Mr. Burd spent more than 12 years as a software provider in enterprise supply chain management, where he coordinated multinational development teams, created functional technical specifications for new product features and managed implementation of product upgrades. He also gained experience in various coding languages, information technology (IT) team management and product deployment in roles with the City of Austin, as well as privately-held companies.

Mr. Burd graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in mathematics and obtained advanced IT project management credentials at Austin (Texas) Community College.

R. Clark Bonham
Database Engineer

R. Clark Bonham has over 15 years of experience in relational database management systems and reporting technologies. He brings to SRC a background of creating complex reporting solutions for single to multiple client use. He is responsible for the development, design and administration of reporting solutions for SRC’s outcomes databases and internal participant management software. Mr. Bonham holds a bachelor’s in computer science with a concentration in data processing from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

Nathan Scretching
Database Engineer

Nathan Scretching is a software engineer with over 14 years of experience in front and back-end development with an emphasis in enterprise supply chain management and data analysis solutions. As part of the Information Services team, he is responsible for database development and support for SRC’s proprietary software products. Mr. Scretching holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Mississippi State University.

Yates Eldridge
Software Engineer

Yates Eldridge works with SRC’s software development team to support and maintain its various proprietary software products. Mr. Eldridge holds a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in computer science and recreational management from Appalachian State University.

Nathan Litts
Software Engineer

Nathan Litts is a member of the software development team and is dedicated to developing and maintaining SRC’s various proprietary software products. Mr. Litts graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Josh Bailey
IT Support Specialist

Josh Bailey provides technology support for SRC team members. Prior to SRC, Mr. Bailey worked in a similar role supporting the administrative staff of a large university. At SRC, he is responsible for maintaining the smooth performance of companywide technology including hardware, software, telecommunications, networking solutions and system administration. Mr. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration degree from Appalachian State University.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Victoria Giambattista
Senior Manager, CARE Program

Victoria Giambattista has experience in accounts management for advertising agencies and in marketing management for medical device and healthcare companies. For SRC, Ms. Giambattista heads its CARE Program activities and supports the business development and clinical quality teams. She works closely with designees to help them maximize benefits from their accreditation through SRC’s CARE Program. Ms. Giambattista earned her bachelor’s degree from Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey.

Michelle Elder
Senior Manager, Corporate Marketing

Michelle Elder, a Chicago native, brings over 10 years of marketing experience to SRC. Her wide-ranged marketing background includes working for New York’s Ford Model Management, various e-commerce businesses and restaurant groups. She is also an accomplished graphic designer. Ms. Elder earned her bachelor’s degree from The Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago.

As a marketing and creative strategist, Ms. Elder is involved in all activities related to the growth of SRC’s corporate brand, including social media, email marketing campaigns, digital campaigns, SEO, lead and revenue generation, analytics, graphic design and website development. She works closely with the CARE Program and Business Development teams to create a cohesive environment for SRC designees and their patients.

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

Daniela Casagrande, BS, MSc, PhD
Senior Manager, Research

Daniela Schaan Casagrande earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from the Methodist Institute of Education and Culture (Instituto Metodista de Educação e Cultura), Porto Alegre, Brazil. She earned her Master of Science in endocrinology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul School of Medicine (Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil and achieved a PhD from Duke University. Dr. Casagrande has also participated in a Duke University research fellowship.

Dr. Casagrande worked as a bariatric nutritionist at The Center of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome of São Lucas Hospital of PUCRS (Centro de Obesidade e Síndrome Metabólica do Hospital São Lucas da PUCRS, Brazil) from 2000 – 2014. During her tenure as Nutrition and Research Coordinator for her bariatric surgical and clinical diagnostics team, she led her hospital and surgeons to becoming an SRC Center of Excellence and guiding them through the site inspection process. She also has extensive experience within the Brazilian University system, working as a professor at the University of Vale do Rio do Sinos (Universidade do Vale do Rio do Sinos) and at The Foundation Institute of Cardiology of Porto Alegre (Instituto de Cardiologia de Porto Alegre).

Dr. Casagrande has served on two medical society boards. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Obesity Society (Associação Brasileira para o Estudo da Obesidade e Sindrome Metabólica – ABESO) from 2003 to 2005. Dr. Casagrande also served on the board of directors of the Metabolic and Bariatric Brazilian Society – RS Chapter (Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia bariátrica e metabolic – capitulo RS) from 2003 to 2010. She has published 14 manuscripts, five book chapters and several articles in Grey Literature.

At SRC, Dr. Casagrande manages the organization’s numerous research activities, including the collection, tracking and analysis of data from SRC’s various patient outcomes databases. SRC’s Research Division is responsible for using outcomes data to support accreditation program development, establish best practices and provide performance feedback to designees. Dr. Casagrande also serves as a leader and moderator for SRC’s Research Advisory Committee.