PORTSMOUTH, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ConvenientMD, New England’s leading provider of urgent care and walk-in medical services, today announced that it has appointed its Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mark Pundt to the additional role of President to spearhead the Company’s next chapter. Placing Dr. Pundt at the helm of ConvenientMD, alongside Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Gareth Dickens, reflects the continued implementation of the robust growth and expansion strategy the Company launched in 2018, while maintaining an elevated clinical focus on the patient-first provision of care.
In his expanded role, Dr. Pundt will bring a patient- and quality-centric approach to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Company – from headquarters to each patient visit. Alongside Dr. Pundt, Mr. Dickens will continue to play an active role in leading the Company and will oversee finance, marketing, payor relationships and overall strategy. With the expansion of Dr. Pundt’s role, Co-Founder Max Puyanic will step back from his current role as Chief Executive Officer, but will continue to remain an active member of ConvenientMD’s Advisory Board.
“After a highly successful 2019 that included rapid expansion, new job creation, meaningful healthcare cost reduction and positive patient outcomes, this leadership transition is a natural evolution of our growing organization,” said Mr. Dickens. “With years of direct clinical care experience and expertise in managing providers in expanding multi-site platforms, Mark is primed to match ConvenientMD’s growth with its unwavering focus on supporting our clinic teams as they deliver exceptional patient care.”
“I look forward to working with Mark and our clinical and corporate leaders as we execute our plan to open six new clinics by the end of 2020. On behalf of ConvenientMD, I’d like to thank Max for all his contributions and support of the team in helping build ConvenientMD to where it is today. We are glad he will remain a valuable resource as a member of ConvenientMD’s Advisory Board,” Mr. Dickens concluded.
Mr. Puyanic said: “I am proud of the exceptional organization our team has built since we founded the Company in 2012. ConvenientMD is highly differentiated within the urgent care market by its broad scope of care, providing for significantly enhanced emergency room avoidance, and by an intense focus on customer service. Mark’s passion and innovative leadership around these core principles make him uniquely qualified to lead ConvenientMD into its next phase of success. I am eager to see ConvenientMD continue to expand under the new leadership team, along with the support of the dedicated teams at headquarters and across all 24 clinics.”
“I am thrilled to take on an expanded role at ConvenientMD and look forward to working closely with our teams in the clinics and at headquarters, patients, payors and the broader medical community throughout New England,” said Dr. Pundt. “As we begin 2020 with an expanded footprint and clinical and patient-centric focus, I believe ConvenientMD is uniquely positioned to fulfill our mission of providing exceptional quality care and revolutionizing the patient experience.”
Dr. Mark Pundt Biography
Dr. Mark Pundt first joined ConvenientMD in March 2017 as a consultant, joining the Company full-time as Chief Medical Officer in early 2019. Dr. Pundt is a graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo School of Medicine, is certified by the American Board of Emergency Physicians, and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Pundt founded and led MASH Urgent Care in New York and previously served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, and as Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland. Dr. Pundt has also provided direct clinical care as an Emergency Physician at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, the Gates Vascular Institute in Western New York, and as an Urgent Care physician at MASH Urgent Care.
Headquartered in Portsmouth, NH, ConvenientMD is a healthcare provider dedicated to delivering exceptional quality medical care and revolutionizing the clinical experience for patients throughout New England. By offering fast, quality care at an affordable rate, ConvenientMD is raising the bar for urgent care and reshaping the delivery of modern healthcare. Each urgent care center provides an advanced array of services – including X-rays, IVs, labs and minor surgical procedures – as well as staff committed to following an innovative, full-service approach to satisfying patients’ demands for convenient, compassionate treatment in an urgent care setting. For more information, please visit convenientmd.com.