Chief Executive Officer

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

  • Location: Tampa, FL

Grant Cooper, a healthcare executive search firm, is seeking a senior leader to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa.Florida Orthopaedic Institute brings highly skilled orthopedic care to Tampa Bay and the surrounding area by offering virtually unmatched expertise in every orthopedic subspecialty. Originally founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute has grown from 11 orthopedists working in one office and one hospital to 42 physicians working in 11 offices and 11 hospitals. Today, our physicians are known nationally and throughout the world for their work in orthopedic surgery and have been named among the best orthopedic physicians in America.

As Florida’s largest orthopedic group, our mission is to provide an internationally recognized level of orthopedic care, achieving exceptional outcomes through continuing research and specialty expertise. We accomplish our mission through subspecialization of our surgeons focusing on specific body sites, continuing scientific and clinical research to enhance the art and science of orthopedics, and through providing orthopedic education by way of courses and lectures delivered internationally journal publications, and fellowship training (advanced medical training to orthopedic surgeons). These activities ensure our physicians set the standard for quality in orthopedic care. Our mission of providing the best care encompasses not only the care the physicians provide but all medical and administrative aspects of the patient’s encounter with Florida Orthopaedic Institute as well. Every staff member plays a vital role in this mission.

Position Overview

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the success of the overall organization, including its long-term direction and daily operations. The CEO ensures Florida Orthopaedic Institute runs efficiently, effectively, and delivers distinctive clinical quality and patient satisfaction results. The CEO establishes, communicates and ensures the achievement of organizational and departmental missions, goals, and objectives in concert with the Board of Directors. The CEO provides leadership and direction in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of activities, and is responsible for leading and managing a broad array of services and programs. The CEO is the senior executive officer reporting directly to the Board of Directors and Board Chair, and oversees all staff. In this role, he or she is responsible for the strategic, operational, and financial direction and performance of Florida Orthopaedic Institute and is also the Institute’s primary representative to the public.


  • Master’s Degree / MBA preferred. A graduate of an accredited university with a degree in Management or related field.
  • Seven years directly related experience in management of a specialty or multispecialty practice of similar size and structure as Florida Orthopaedic Institute, or other related healthcare entity.
  • Skilled in the area of physician practice management, financial management, health insurance negotiation and contracting.
  • Demonstrated through experience that he/she can build an operational infrastructure that can support current business and projected growth for an organization with similar dynamics, and have a vision for sustained growth and profitability of the company while offering the highest quality and best value to our customers.