Dr. Mehall has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of healthcare and started in healthcare as a practicing cardiac surgeon. Clinically, he was a nationally recognized heart valve surgeon with over 20 national podium appearances, 60 publications, trained hundreds of other surgeons and performed over 4000 cases. Dr. Mehall founded the largest independent cardiothoracic surgery practice in Colorado which continues to serve patients statewide. His leadership experiences with large health systems included being the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery for Centura Health from 2010-2020, and the Co-Chair of the CommonSpirit National Cardiovascular Service Line (formerly Catholic Health Initiatives). During this time, he built and managed strong teams that delivered growth and consistent results both clinically and financially. More recently, he has served as the Chief Medical Officer for Curative, which is the healthcare staffing arm of the online provider network Doximity after they acquired his staffing business.
Seeing opportunities within healthcare, Dr. Mehall started seven healthcare businesses ranging from outsourced hospital services and healthcare staffing to medical practices and practice management. As an owner operator he cultivated effective loyal teams, managing over 100 employees, and had sole P&L responsibility for over $20 million annually. Dr. Mehall also has experience as an operator for businesses held by private equity and led these businesses, as well has his own, to multiple successful exits. This journey gave him broad financial and healthcare business experience, as well as significant experience on healthcare transactions from the buy, sell, and broker side. Dr. Mehall continues to serve on several healthcare Boards and is an advisor to private equity firms, investment banks, and medical device companies.
Dr. Mehall received his undergraduate education at Yale and Southern Methodist University and has a BA in Philosophy with honors, and a BS in Biology, he attended Medical School at the University of Texas, did ten years of post-graduate surgical training, and later received an MBA from the University of Texas with honors. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology..