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Robert Dondes, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Dondes, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Dondes is the Executive Partner, Risk Population and Provider Network Growth & Development at SCALE Healthcare.

Robert brings over 30 years of senior healthcare management expertise to his role at SCALE.  He is the President of Concert LLC at UPMC Pinnacle in Harrisburg, PA, an integrated health alliance.  He was recruited by the CEO to turn around relationships with payers, renegotiate insurance carrier contracts, and collaborate with clinical leadership teams to improve and exceed quality metrics. Subsequently he built a denovo clinically integrated network (CIN) among two health systems (UPMC Pinnacle and UPMC Susquehanna) along with regional primary care and specialty physicians to deliver at–risk high quality healthcare services for the region.

Prior to UPMC Pinnacle, Robert held CEO positions concurrently for two companies, Gettysburg Health Administrators, Inc. and Mid-Atlantic Managed Care Organizations, jointly owned by private investors (family office).  He directed revenue diversification efforts for both organizations and built balance sheets to attract acquirers. Previously Robert was President & CEO of Health Central, Inc., CEO of Toledo Health Plan at Healthwise of America, Inc., and Founding Principal & COO of Wellcare Management Group.

Robert graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in Integrated Pre-Medical.  He received his MD in Medical Studies from the University of Michigan Medical School, and his PhD in Biochemistry and Toxicology.  He served on the Board of Directors at PMSCO, Council of Healthcare Advisors, and currently serves as a Board Member for Home Helpers (HH Franchising Inc.).