Meet the ARSA
ARSA is a revolutionary growth-oriented business platform designed especially for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery practices. We are expert surgeons, scientists, and engineers dedicated to advancing the science and technology of reconstructive surgery. ARSA helps connect the best surgeons, engineers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals directly to their clients.
Our surgeons and medical practitioners redefine expertise and perfection using the most advanced medical technology. We are a group of surgeons who have collaborated to share our experiences and knowledge.
Our mission, however, does not end there. We want to expand our network to more experts in the field so that clients can easily find the best treatment available. In our expanding network, we will make medical advances with like-minded and world-class reconstructive and cosmetic surgeons.
ARSA want to provide a space for surgeons who want to be able to practice medicine without having their autonomy taken away from them. We believe that it is important for surgeons to be able to make decisions about their own practice.
Dr. Andrew Elkwood
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Elkwood is the CEO of ARSA. The American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery have both certified him in general surgery and plastic surgery. Dr. Elkwood attended Union College in Schenectady, New York, and the Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, New York, for a six-year integrated B.S./M.D. program.
He completed his general surgical residency and Plastic and Reconstructive Fellowship at New York University and Bellevue Hospital. During his residency and Fellowship, he also earned an MBA in Economics from Columbia University. Dr. Elkwood is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
Dr. Elkwood founded and directed the Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery at Jersey Shore Medical Center, where he specializes in brachial plexus and lumbosacral plexus surgical procedures. Dr. Elkwood oversees clinical and operational leadership across the ARSA platform, with a focus on strategic growth initiatives, M&A prospects, physician recruitment, and research and development.
Chief Operating Officer
Mark Donati is the Chief Operating Officer of ASRA. He received a BS in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown and a BSN from Thomas Jefferson University. He began his career as a Registered Nurse before receiving an MBA in Health Care Administration from La Salle University. Mr. Donati has extensive experience operating multi-site, multi-state health care organizations in commercial, public, and private equity-based enterprises.
Mr. Donati has spent nearly two decades in the dialysis sector, purchasing, combining, maintaining, and expanding business operations. He has extensive experience collaborating with clinician partnerships, joint ventures, and private equity investors. Mr. Donati recently expanded the operating efficiency and revenue foundation of the largest Med Spa in the country.
He is thoroughly careful in and responsible for all his endeavors. He accomplishes his duties using strong leadership skills, especially as a collegial mentor who motivates and ins collaborative teams to perform at a higher level.
Chief Financial Officer
Paul A. Valenti is the Chief Financial Officer of ARSA. Valenti earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Fairfield University and a master’s degree in Finance from Pace University.
Paul is also a certified public accountant. He has over 30 years of experience as a CFO in industries such as healthcare, software, digital printed media production and completion, financial sectors, and private equity portfolio management.
Paul is a high-performance leader, according to several former colleagues, who have said that Paul has proven an extraordinary capacity to rapidly master business processes and lead firms to success. Paul was an outstanding communicator in front of shareholders, research analysts, board members, and advisers. Much of this is attributed to his deep insight into the financial department.
Sterling Drugs, Ernst & Young, and JP Morgan Chase are among the companies that comprise Paul Valenti’s vast experience, which also includes domestic and international startups, as well as medium and large companies. Mr. Valenti currently manages all the 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. James A. Maggs, Esq. Mr. Maggs graduated from Villanova University, Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and then entered Arthur Anderson’s tax department. Mr. Maggs graduated from Seton Hall School of Law with a Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude.
Mr. Maggs has over 30 years of experience in the industry of physician healthcare law, specializing in corporate, financial operations, and regulation concerns. At ARSA, Mr. Maggs is in charge of analyzing merger and acquisition prospects, supervising payor agreements, and negotiating payor contracts.
Mr. Maggs founded the Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal and served as its Editor-in-Chief. He established the legal firm of Maggs McDermott & DiCicco prior to joining ARSA. His law firm, Maggs & McDermott, LLC is a full-service law company that handles personal injury, workers’ compensation, various contracts, such as trusts and estates, labor and employment, taxation, insurance, healthcare, taxation, and real estate.
Additionally, the firm has a practice located in Washington D.C. for the international and federal government.
Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions
Mark McDonald is ARSA’s Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions. He oversees ARSA’s activities related to strategic acquisitions and other partnerships with reconstructive and cosmetic surgery practices. Prior to joining ARSA, Mr. McDonald held various corporate and business development management roles in both publicly held and private equity backed healthcare services businesses in the physician practice management, dialysis, and hospice sub-specialties. Mr. McDonald received a bachelor's degree in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and later earned his MBA from the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University.
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.
ARSA is an organization that partners with specialized medical practices to provide benefits to physicians and clinicians who want autonomy, joy in their career, a brighter future, and, most importantly, to grow together so that we can help others receive the best cosmetic and reconstructive surgery available. ARSA is all about advancement and new ideas. Become a part of something greater than yourself, something, unlike anything you—we—have ever imagined in the field of medicine. Let’s experience the future together.