KPMG Appoints U.S. Healthcare Management Executive And Physician Cynthia Ambres To Global Healthcare Center Of Excellence
NEW YORK, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Dr. Cynthia Ambres as the newest U.S. member of its Global Healthcare Center of Excellence (CoE).
At KPMG, Dr. Ambres will provide senior executive leadership in business model transformation, including payment reform and accountable care.
"The global healthcare sector is seeking innovative ways to drive value and at the same time navigate the complexities and risks inherent in healthcare transformation and sustainability," said Dr. Mark Britnell, Chairman and Partner, KPMG Global Health Practice. "Cynthia's extensive clinical and health care management expertise will greatly benefit the organizations we serve."
Dr. Ambres joins an internationally renowned team of colleagues in the Global Healthcare Center of Excellence including, Dr. Richard Bakalar, U.S.; Janet Davidson, Canada; Prof. Marc Berg, Amsterdam, Prof. Hilary Thomas, UK; Dr. Soren Eichhorst, Germany; Dr. Wai Chiong Loke, Singapore; Sue Williams, Australia; and Nigel Edwards, UK.
Before joining KPMG, Ambres served as a senior vice president and chief medical officer of HealthNow NY, parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western NY and Blue Shield of Northeastern New York. Prior to that, Ambres was president at Lifetime Health Medical Group, executive vice president and chief medical officer at Kaleida Health, and senior manager in the Health Care Consulting Group at Ernst & Young. In 2002, she also founded Ambres Health Care Consulting, which served the provider, payer, and pharmaceutical health care communities.
Ed Giniat, partner and national sector leader for KPMG Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, said, "Cynthia has demonstrated the ability to drive transformational change in healthcare management. Her experience and deep knowledge of evidence-based models, value-based purchasing, total patient wellness, and other processes to make care more efficient and less costly, will greatly benefit our clients."
Dr. Ambres holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Doctor of Medicine degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a Master of Science degree in health policy and management from New York University.
"Healthcare organizations across the globe are challenged as never before to meet the needs of their patients in the most cost-effective manner," Dr. Ambres said. "KPMG has long been a leader in this area, and I look forward to bringing my experience to bear to help expand KPMG's services and relationships with leaders across the healthcare ecosystem."
Dr. Ambres is based in Los Angeles.
About KPMG's Global Healthcare Practice
Healthcare systems around the globe are facing more complex challenges than ever. KPMG is committed to providing long term support to our clients as they tackle these challenges and seek to transform the way that healthcare is provided.
With deep industry experience, insight and technical support, KPMG firms are among the leaders in delivering a broad range of audit, tax and advisory services to meet the unique needs of healthcare policy-makers, providers and payers.
KPMG has more than 2900 dedicated professionals in our healthcare team, with skills in strategy development, cost optimization, financial management, clinical performance improvement, market development, tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, commercialization and organizational development. We have one of the largest, best equipped and most experienced healthcare advisory teams.
About KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International.") KPMG International's member firms have 145,000 people, including more than 8,000 partners, in 152 countries.
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