by: Beth Kassab
Manager, External Communications, AdventHealth Central Florida Division
Dr. Neil Finkler will serve as chief clinical officer for the Central Florida Division, which includes Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia counties. This is the first time AdventHealth has named a chief clinical officer who will be responsible for the seven-county region.
In this new role, Finkler will lead the entire continuum of clinical care, helping to guide the nearly 6,000 physicians and advance practice providers in delivering high quality, innovative care and streamlining clinical operations for efficiency and best practices.
Finkler is board certified in both obstetrics oncology and gynecologic oncology, has served in multiple leadership and teaching positions at AdventHealth, Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, and held the title of principle investigator for all GYN Oncology Group clinical trials, a National Cancer Institute cooperative group.
In addition, Dr. Stephen Knych is now chief medical officer for AdventHealth throughout Volusia, Flagler and Lake counties as well as CMO for AdventHealth Fish Memorial in Orange City.
Dr. Knych is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a retired colonel of the U.S. Air Force. During his nearly 40-year career as a clinician and health care executive, he has delivered patient care in ambulatory clinics and hospitals, as well as developed operational health care plans, policies and programs at the Pentagon.
Handpicked by the Surgeon General, Dr. Knych was also the medical lead to stand-up the Air Force Directorate of Homeland Security after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.