Strategic, Operational, & Managerial Expertise
A growth-oriented business platform designed especially for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery practices.
To grow the value of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery practices by empowering physicians to focus their skill and talent on improving people’s lives.
Do Your Best Work
We know that high-quality, innovative healthcare is hard to come by. So it is our passion to create the stage for this important work to thrive. It is our commitment to creating a true alliance that executes the needs and choices of the physician without getting in the way. It takes the burden of running and building a plastic surgery practice off their shoulders to focus on doing their best work and getting the best patient outcomes. ARSA helps private practices effectively compete to achieve or surpass the platform that major universities might offer.
The way to create growing value in the business of medical talent is not by burdening that talent but by empowering it and giving it whatever level of autonomy it chooses to focus and do more.
With an expanding National footprint, ARSA has member practices in 5 states (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and California).
Our goal is to reach like-minded surgeons throughout the country, allowing them to keep as much or as little autonomy as they’d like.
Practice needs are not uniform. We work together to navigate important issues (insurance, regulatory, etc.) at the surgeon’s discretion and their staff.
How Can We Help?
ARSA is a world-class organization that looks for like-minded, world-class professionals who understand reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, as well as the business behind it.
An Experienced Leadership Team
Dr. Andrew Elkwood
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Elkwood is the CEO of ARSA. He is double board-certified in general surgery and plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Elkwood completed a six-year combined B.S./M.D. program at Union College, Schenectady, New York, and the Albany Medical College of Union University, Albany, New York. He completed his general surgery residency and Plastic and Reconstructive fellowship at New York University and Bellevue Hospital and simultaneously received an MBA in Economics from Columbia University. Dr. Elkwood is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. He specializes in brachial plexus and lumbosacral plexus surgeries and is the founder and director of the Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery at Jersey Shore Medical Center. Dr. Elkwood is responsible for clinical and operational leadership across the ARSA platform and is focused on strategic growth initiatives, M&A opportunities, physician recruitment, and R&D.
Chief Operating Officer
Mark Donati is the Chief Operating Officer of ARSA. He has a clinical background, beginning his career as a Registered Nurse before earning an MBA in Health Care Administration. Mr. Donati has had an extensive career leading the operations of multi-site, multi-state health care entities in private, public, and private equity owned companies. For nearly 20 years, Mr. Donati was intimately involved in acquiring, integrating, operating, and growing business operations in the dialysis industry. He has robust experience in physician partnerships, joint ventures, and working closely with private equity partners. Mr. Donati recently worked with the country’s largest Med Spa company, expanding its operating capacity and revenue base.
Chief Financial Officer
Paul A. Valenti is the Chief Financial Officer of ARSA. Mr. Valenti has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Fairfield University, an MBA in Finance from Pace University, and is a C.P.A. He has strategically led organizations as a CFO for over 30 years with a track record of success in healthcare, software, digital printed media distribution & fulfillment, financial services, and private equity portfolio management. His broad-based experience encompasses domestic and international startups, and medium and large companies including Sterling Drugs, Ernst & Young, and JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Valenti oversees all financial operations for ARSA.
James Maggs, Esq.
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
James A. Maggs, Esq. is the Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel for ARSA. Mr. Maggs obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University (Cum Laude) and thereafter joined the tax department of Arthur Anderson. Mr. Maggs earned his Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall School of Law (Magna Cum Laude). Mr. Maggs was the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal. Before joining ARSA, Mr. Maggs founded the law firm of Maggs McDermott & DiCicco. Mr. Maggs has more than 30 years of experience in physician healthcare law, with an emphasis on corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters. Mr. Maggs is responsible for evaluating M&A opportunities, managing payor relationships, and negotiating payor contracts at ARSA.
Chief Compliance Officer and Specialty Program Executive
Jennifer is ARSA's Chief Compliance Officer and Specialty Program Executive. She comes to us with more than 16 years of experience in healthcare compliance, most recently as the Vice President of Compliance and Privacy at United Urology Group. Jennifer holds a PhD in neuroscience from the Johns Hopkins University, and also holds certifications in general compliance, privacy and research compliance through the Health Care Compliance Association.