WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced Phillip L. Polakoff, M.D., M.P.H., M.Env. Sc., and John T. Kelly, M.D., Ph.D., have joined the firm. Dr. Polakoff and Dr. Kelly join a distinguished team of more than 250 professionals, including physicians, nurses and administrators serving the critical healthcare industry as part of the firm's Health Solutions group.
Dr. Polakoff will serve as Senior Managing Director and Chief Medical Executive of the firm's Health Solutions group. Dr. Polakoff brings to FTI Consulting 35 years of experience in healthcare delivery, product development, network development, care management, organizational and business development, policy formulation and communications. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Dr. Polakoff established Polakoff Boland LLC, a healthcare management consulting firm focused on clinical effectiveness and accountable care organization (ACO)/clinical integration development.
Dr. Kelly will serve as Managing Director of the firm's Health Solutions group and lead its Clinical Transformation offering. Dr. Kelly brings to FTI Consulting 30 years of experience as a physician, manager and consultant with senior management roles in clinical performance improvement, healthcare quality management and clinical information management. In his new role, Dr. Kelly will focus on providing performance improvement and ACO/clinical integration development for health systems, payers and other clients seeking to enhance the quality, efficiency and excellence of clinical care delivery. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Dr. Kelly was a partner at Polakoff Boland LLC and Chief Medical Officer at Huron Consulting.
"FTI Consulting has built a position of market leadership, impressive credentials, established reputation, and a strong history of internal collaboration and cooperation," said Ken Barker, Senior Managing Director and National Leader of the firm's Health Solutions group. "FTI Consulting is committed to enhancing our offerings in the face of extraordinary competition for talent in the attractive healthcare industry and we are honored to be the employer of choice for leading talent. The addition of Dr. Polakoff and Dr. Kelly illustrates our commitment to serving our healthcare clients with best-in-class human capital."
Gerry Meklaus, Senior Managing Director of the Health Solutions group and head of the Clinical Solutions service line at FTI Consulting, said, "The inclusion of Dr. Polakoff and Dr. Kelly in the group will enhance the firm's ability to offer our clients deep insight and winning guidance on their response to health reform. I look forward to working with them in supporting and enhancing our firm's innovative clinical solutions to meet today's challenges, which necessarily involve a restructuring of how care is delivered."
Dr. Polakoff said, "At this critical time in the evolution of healthcare transformation, I am excited to be joining a firm with the global reach and reputation of FTI Consulting. Over the last year, I have had the good fortune to partner with FTI Consulting on numerous provider and payer engagements, and its team of health experts has demonstrated a thorough understanding of how to deliver practical, collaborative, cost-effective solutions to clients."
Dr. Kelly added, "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to engage the firm's dynamic and notable clients as they transform their clinical operations and processes by implementing effective solutions to improve quality, efficiency and value to achieve clinical excellence."
Dr. Polakoff holds a B.S. from Cornell University; an M.S. in environmental sciences from Rutgers University; an M.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley; and an M.D. from Wayne State University. He spent two years at Oxford University studying medicine/healthcare policy. He has authored six books and more than 185 articles and has written a weekly nationally syndicated health column. Dr. Polakoff also has served on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley; the University of California, Irvine; and Stanford University. He is board certified in preventive medicine with a sub-specialty in occupational/environmental medicine.
Dr. Kelly holds a B.A. from Amherst College, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has been a board member of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, National Association of Health Data Organizations, the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group and other distinguished organizations. Dr. Kelly has served on the clinical faculties of the University of California, San Francisco; the University of Chicago; and the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in quality and utilization management.
About FTI Consulting FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,800 employees located in 24 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The company generated $1.56 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2011. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.
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