Hardesty Adds New Physician Partner

January 8, 2018 Irvine, CA – Hardesty, LLC, a national executive services and consulting firm, has admitted Aloke K. Mandal, MD, PhD. as a Partner in the Firm’s Healthcare Practice.

“We are very pleased with the addition of Dr. Mandal to the Hardesty Healthcare team. He brings a unique blend of experience that will be very beneficial to our healthcare clients in developing best practices for patient service and clinical trial competencies,” commented Tim De Cou, Managing Partner & National Healthcare Practice Leader.

Karl Hardesty, Founder & CEO, also joined in, “I’m ecstatic to be adding a partner that possesses both healthcare executive and clinical skills to our healthcare practice, our largest vertical. He has the credentials necessary to be impactful to our healthcare clients as the rules of the road continue to change. Dr. Mandal has been on the front lines of patient service delivery, both as a nationally renowned surgeon and as a physician executive that developed unique practice management solutions as a Medical Director at Optum. The fast pace of changes in healthcare requires healthcare companies to have access to valuable proven consultants to support their strategic shifts.”

Aloke Mandal, M.D., Ph.D.

Aloke leads Hardesty’s Medical & Physician Consulting Practice initiative. Prior to joining Hardesty, Dr. Mandal was a Medical Director at Optum, a leading healthcare services company. He is a fully licensed physician, certified by the American Board of Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Mandal has achieved international prominence as an academic transplant surgeon, general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and healthcare policy researcher. He provides a unique blend of clinical and healthcare business acumen required for developing population health management and succeeding in alternative payment models and quality payment programs. His most recent American Journal of Managed Care paper on value-based contracting has received considerable attention in Congress and among healthcare industry leaders. As a surgeon, Dr. Mandal was part of the team that pioneered laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy using robot-assistance, a procedure that has greatly reduced the disincentives for live kidney donation. He has appeared on the cover of U.S. News & World Report and has over 40 peer-reviewed research articles, conference papers, and book chapters. Dr Mandal also will provide clinical input and clinical research oversight on client (including venture capital and private equity) projects including emerging biomedical technology companies in medical device, biopharmaceutical, and life sciences.

Dr. Mandal’s focus at Hardesty will include:

  • Physician Practice Management
  • Program Participation Preparedness (i.e. Accountable Care Organizations, Quality Payment Programs, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid Medical Care Organization, and Commercial Plans)
  • Population Health and Cost of Care Management Solutions
  • Clinical Research Oversight and Market Feasibility for Emerging Biomedical Technologies

About Hardesty

Hardesty, LLC is an executive services and financial consulting firm providing best-in-class executive leadership and professional services to middle market companies, including founder owned, private investor owned, and publicly traded entities through its nationwide network of offices. The firm provides executive search, interim executive placement, technical accounting consulting, and strategic consulting services. The firm’s reputation has been built focusing primarily on the CEO, COO, and CFO roles. Hardesty’s national team of seasoned partners and professional staff is available for rapid deployment to companies requiring immediate executive solutions. Hardesty has grown rapidly since its formation in 2011 and has been recognized as a “Fastest Growing Company” year after year. Hardesty is headquartered in Orange County, California with offices in major U.S. markets.