Dermatology Practice’s Affiliation Marks QualDerm’s First in Pennsylvania
BRENTWOOD, TN (Sept. 18, 2018)
QualDerm Partners, a company that creates market-leading dermatology practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development, today announced Zitelli & Brodland, P.C. has joined the company’s network of affiliated physician-owned practices.
Zitelli & Brodland provides state-of-the-art skin cancer and surgical dermatology care, including Mohs surgery. The practice, which has locations in Pittsburgh and Clairton, serves as a Mohs surgery training center with one of the most prestigious fellowship programs in the country. The practice’s clinical staff includes 3 Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons, John A. Zitelli, MD, David G. Brodland, MD, and Joy Kunishige, MD, as well as 1 certified physician assistant.
Dr. Zitelli trained under the direction of Frederic Mohs, MD, and has authored over 100 articles and chapters on skin cancer surgery and reconstruction. He has been recognized with the Distinguished Service Award by the American College of Mohs Surgery and The Stegman Award of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Brodland served on the faculty at the Mayo Clinic where he was also the Co-director of Dermatologic Surgery and The Mayo Cutaneous Laser Center. He has earned The Skin Cancer Foundation Fellowship Award. Combined, Drs. Zitelli and Brodland have performed over 120,000 Mohs surgeries.
“QualDerm’s culture of quality and physician leadership was central to our decision to partner with them,” says Dr. Zitelli. “We look forward to working together with QualDerm and their other affiliated practice leaders to further advance the practice of dermatology.”
The Zitelli & Brodland partnership marks QualDerm’s first in the Pennsylvania market. Under this partnership agreement, QualDerm will provide the management support, guidance, and capital to expand the practice’s services and geographical reach. QualDerm currently has 32 affiliated practice locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, with plans to expand further by year end.
“QualDerm’s dedication to patient-centric care perfectly aligns with our practice’s mission,” says Dr. Brodland. “Their leadership team is known for keeping their word and doing things the right way – the characteristics that are paramount to a successful partnership.”
Since it was founded in 2015, QualDerm’s core focus has been to expand patient access to quality dermatological care. The company selectively partners with top-tier practices and relies on physician leadership through Regional Joint Operating Committees and a Quality Council to guide clinical policies and corporate growth strategies.
“We’re honored that Zitelli & Brodland, P.C. has affiliated with QualDerm,” says Bill Southwick, Chief Executive Officer of QualDerm. “We pride ourselves on partnering with physicians who are known for providing the highest-quality patient care. Drs. Zitelli and Brodland are well regarded among their peers and just about any conversation about Mohs nationwide includes their names. Their expertise will be a valuable addition to our network of high-caliber dermatology practices.”
About QualDerm Partners
QualDerm Partners helps top-tier dermatologists position their practices for sustainable growth and profitability. The company creates market-leading practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development. QualDerm provides the management support, capital, and guidance for growth. Under QualDerm’s True PartnershipSM model, physicians are partners, not employees, and retain their own practice brand. This doctor-driven model is designed to maintain physicians’ clinical autonomy and ensure the highest-quality patient care. QualDerm offers physicians tailored partnership structures to meet their needs, as well as the option to sell their practices. For more information, visit www.QualDerm.com.
About Zitelli & Brodland, P.C.
Zitelli & Brodland, P.C. provides highly-professional and experienced skin cancer and surgical dermatological care. The practice, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, is a Mohs training center with one of the nation’s most prestigious fellowship programs. The practice has locations in Pittsburgh and Clairton. For more information, visit www.mohs.md.
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