The Department of Chemistry Leadership Board was established in the Spring of 2011 to provide guidance and support for the Department’s continual drive for excellence. The Board, made up of business, academic, and community leaders, adopted the mission statement: “To offer leadership and guidance, to provide financial strength, and to achieve national acclaim as a top 10 Department of Chemistry.”
Steven M Scott M.D.Chairman Scott Holdings, LLC
Steven M. Scott, M.D. serves as chairman of Scott Holdings, LLC, an entrepreneurial medical investment company. He is the founder of Vista HealthPlan, a nationwide HMO which was built from five troubled HMOs he purchased and consolidated into one branded plan. Dr. Scott worked closely with the Florida Department of Insurance during the acquisition and consolidation of Vista. He consolidated and improved the operations to make Vista profitable, and Vista, with revenues of $1.2 billion and 300,000 members, was sold in July 2007 to Coventry Health Care, Inc.
Dr. Scott also founded, and formerly served as chairman of, Phoenix Physicians. Phoenix Physicians, founded in 2003 provides emergency department physicians practice management for hospitals and municipalities throughout the country.
Dr. Scott also invests and funds various health care enterprises throughout Florida and the southeast.
Charitable and Civic Experience
Since the sale of Vista Healthplan, Dr. Scott has made a commitment to serve on Boards that further higher education development, particularly in graduate education and research.
In January 2007 Governor Crist appointed Dr. Scott to the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida (Gainesville). Dr. Scott was confirmed by the Florida Senate and continues to serve as a trustee.
In December 2008 Dr. Scott was honored for his participation in leadership in the state by Florida Blue Key, the University of Florida’s leadership honorary organization.
In July 2010 Dr. Scott was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Duke University Health Science Center.
Dr. Scott also serves on advisory boards at the Babcock School of business at Wake Forest University as well as the Women’s Health Advisory Board at Duke University.
Dr. Scott continues to be committed to graduate education in the State of Florida and meeting the work force requirements for medical research firms and Bio Tech firms (like Scripts and Burnham research institutes) which relocate or expand to Florida.
Dr. Scott is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Between teaching, private practice and the development of niche health care enterprises, Dr. Scott has nearly 35 years of experience in medicine and medical administrative businesses.
He received his medical degree from Indiana University Medical Center and completed his residency training at the Duke University Medical Center. In 1978, Dr. Scott was appointed and continues to serve as the Assistant Consulting Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke. He was licensed originally in Indiana and currently is licensed in most states by reciprocity, including Florida and North Carolina. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the North Carolina Medical Society and the Florida Medical Society among others.
Married with five children, Dr. Scott lives in Palm Beach County, Florida.