James D’Orta, MD
SPECIAL ADVISOR TO ARMADAHEALTH
James A. D’Orta, MD, is a seasoned business executive, entrepreneur, and physician, with many years of leadership experience in both clinical and business settings. Dr. D’Orta is known for his strategic insights and contributions on numerous boards of directors; his ability to position new and existing companies for long-term success; and his international network of senior-level contacts in business, government, and nonprofits.
Dr. D’Orta currently serves on the Board of Directors of Accuity Delivery Systems, an emerging company that helps hospital systems reduce risk and improve financial performance through better clinical documentation, inpatient coding, business intelligence and technology and Medstar Health, a 10-hospital Mid-Atlantic regional health system.
Previously, he served as a Director of Cogentix Medical (NASDAQ: CGNT), a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets technologies for the urology and gynecology markets. As a member of the Governance and Audit committees and chairman of the Compensation Committee, he helped oversee a broadening of the company’s tech portfolio and its acquisition by LABORIE Medical Technologies. Before that, he was Acting CEO of ACell, a Maryland-based medical device manufacturer. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as a member of the Board of Directors and as chairman of the board’s Corporate Governance, Nominating and Compliance committees.
Prior to ACell, Dr. D’Orta served as the Founder and CEO of Consumer Health Services, Inc., which provided medical support for the walk-in medical clinics in Duane Reed drugstores. Consumer Health Services was acquired by Walgreens in 2013. He formerly was an investor, medical advisor and member of the Board of Directors of Minute Clinic, a walk-in medical clinic business which was sold to CVS Health.
Earlier, he was founder and CEO of LifeLink MD, providing distribution, training and medical oversight for automated external defibrillators (AEDs), as well as public advocacy and education that helped make AEDs widely available. That company was later sold to Medtronic. In the 1980s, he was a partner in Professional Emergency Physicians (PEP), a group of emergency medical physicians with contracts in several leading hospitals in the DC-Maryland-Virginia region. PEP was later merged into Sterling Health, Inc.
In the 1990s, he served in numerous public service positions, including chairman of the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Emergency Medical Services, which was responsible for keeping Maryland’s emergency medical system at the forefront of its field nationwide. During this period, he earned honors for his leadership within the medical community and in numerous humanitarian missions.