New Jersey Urology (NJU) is the largest single-specialty urology group in the United States. It was formed when Prospect Hill Growth Partner, a leading middle-market private equity firm, formed a practice management services group, Urology Management Associates (UMA), to focus on the urology specialty.
NJU partners with leading urology groups who desire a strategic partner with the capital resources and business expertise to position them for continued success and growth within their markets. NJU removes the burden and increasing complexity of running a medical practice in today’s environment which facilitates the delivery of outstanding care at the lowest possible cost.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Thomas “Scott” Ciccarelli – Chief Executive Officer
Thomas “Scott” Ciccarelli is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience gained at SRS Health, GE, and Meridian Medical Management with proven operations execution and leadership. His diverse background spans scaling and growing businesses, driving operational excellence, acquisitions, divestitures, integrations and working with Private Equity groups.
Scott leverages a collaborative change management approach and institutes best practices to drive operational excellence and accelerate growth. He strongly believes in transparency, empowerment, collaboration and accountability. With a customer-first mindset, Scott tailors his management approach to address the needs of the stakeholder, whether they are physicians, administrators or front-line employees.
Scott has a B.S. in Engineering from Rutgers University, and a M.B.A. from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
Martin M. Goldstein – President of NJU, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Acquisitions of UMA
Dr. Goldstein has been a physician leader at NJU for nearly a decade. He has been able to successfully bring physicians together to navigate the changing medical environment. After he had significant success in the formation and sale of a multispecialty ambulatory surgery center, the Metropolitan Surgery Center, he turned his efforts to help create New Jersey Urology. In addition to serving as President of New Jersey Urology, he has been tasked with growing the physician network and adding new ancillary services as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Acquisitions.
Dr. Goldstein was awarded a full four-year merit-based scholarship to attend Rutgers University Medical School. He completed his general surgery and urology training at the University of Rochester.
Victor Houtz – Chief Operating Officer
Victor Houtz has served as Chief Operating Officer at New Jersey Urology since 2009. Over the span of ten years, he successfully integrated more than a dozen independent urology practices into New Jersey Urology.
Victor’s prior experience includes public accounting, Fortune 100 corporate services and multiple industry sectors in private companies. He has an MBA from the University of Richmond, and a B.S. from the University of Baltimore.
Michael Dost – Chief Financial Officer
Michael Dost more than 30 years of business and finance experience in the healthcare, consumer products and automotive industries. Prior to joining Urology Management Associates, he was CFO for Dental Services Group, Heartland Dental, Learning Resources and Affiliates, Grand Vehicle Works Holdings Corporation, and the University of Chicago Health System.
Prior to his business career, Michael worked in the administrations of three different Presidents in the US Office of Management and Budget, starting as a budget examiner and rising to Chief of the Health and Human Services Unit. Michael received his BA in Political Science from the University of Central Florida and his MA in Public Policy (with an Economics/Quantitative Methods concentration) from the University of Chicago.
Gus Bahamondes – Chief Information Officer
Gus brings more than twenty years of leadership experience in IT Management, Operations, and Strategy Development. His experience includes planning, developing, executing, and supporting all aspects of IT and ensuring the infrastructure is reliable, secure and scalable. Gus’s career was built in Fortune 500 companies on several continents in the health care, technology, entertainment and hospitality industries. He is a graduate of the prestigious Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.
Sarah Finnegan – Chief Compliance Office and General Council
Sarah Finnegan joined Urology Management Associates (UMA) in 2018. Prior to joining UMA, Sarah served as the Vice President of Compliance for a national post-acute healthcare provider, and a Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs for another national healthcare provider. She has exclusively served the healthcare sector since 2009, including servicing as outside General Counsel to several prominent long-term care organizations. At UMA, Sarah oversees the Legal and Compliance Department. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Science from Florida State University, as well as a Juris Doctorate Degree.
Derek Grimes – Senior Vice President of Clinical Research
Derek Grimes joined NJU/UMA in April 2019. Derek leads NJU’s Clinical Research Organization (CRO) and oversees operational site functions, profit and loss, clinical management and recruitment. He is also responsible for managing and supporting client relationships in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries.
Prior to joining NJU in April, Mr. Grimes spent nearly twelve years with TKL Research in New Jersey serving as the Vice President of Clinical Operations, where he oversaw the Research Clinics division. He also spent eight years with Columbia and New York Universities managing and developing clinical trials for the universities. Mr. Grimes holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY.