Robert Zasa, MSHHA, FACMPE
Bob Zasa is so dedicated to ambulatory surgery you might say it is in his DNA. Yet, that dedication is rooted in hospital administration. With a graduate degree in hospital/health administration from University of AL Birmingham and a graduate program in marketing at the University of CA Los Angeles, he entered the field as an administrator for the Ochsner Clinic New Orleans. He operated a 552-bed hospital For Brookwood Medical Center Birmingham, participated in the founding and public offering of Alternate Corp., was a VP of American Medical International and COO of AMI Ambulatory Centers.
Private business ventures: Bob founded Premier Ambulatory Systems, which under his leadership owned and operated 15 ASCs, amassed $35 million in earnings, and was ranked 6th nationally for growth with Bob cited as CEO of one of the 500 fastest growing companies. He then co-founded Ambulatory Systems Development, reorganized in 2009 as ASD Management, and now recognized among the most successful private ASC firms.
Professional associations: Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives, renowned author, lecturer, academic advisor and professor.
Joseph Zasa, JD
Joe focuses on structuring, developing and managing the firm’s surgery centers, and day-to-day operations of ASD Management. He is the primary author of Developing and Managing Surgery Centers, the landmark book on ASC management, now on its second edition. He is a faculty member at the University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Health Sciences MHA program, where he teaches Ambulatory Surgery Development and Management. He publishes frequently, and his articles have appeared in all major ASC publications, including Becker’s ASC Review, Outpatient Surgery and ASC Focus.
Prior to co-founding Ambulatory Systems Development (now ASD Management), Joe Zasa was corporate counsel for Premier Ambulatory Systems, and focused on acquisitions and physician development. He received his Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University Law School, and has been honored with election to the Law School Council.
Professional associations: Joe served on the Board of the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (TASCS) and, for two terms, its President. The Ambulatory Surgery Foundation recognized him as a “best business speaker in the ASC industry.