Posted on: June 21, 2017
Unifeye Vision Partners (“Unifeye”, “UVP” or the “Company”), a leading network of comprehensive eye care providers and a portfolio company of Waud Capital Partners (“Waud Capital” or “WCP”), has announced that accomplished healthcare industry executive Sami Abbasi has joined as Chief Executive Officer and President.
“We are thrilled to have such a talented leader join UVP,” said Dr. Richard Lindstrom, a board member of UVP and a founding physician at Minnesota Eye Consultants (“MEC”), UVP’s first partner practice. “Sami shares our belief in a core foundation of clinical excellence and a commitment to a culture of growth and differentiation. This is an important step in establishing UVP as the preferred partner for leading eye care providers.”
Mr. Abbasi brings over thirty years of experience growing businesses in the physician practice and multi-site healthcare markets. Most recently, he served as the CEO of PhyMed Healthcare Group, a leading provider of anesthesiology practice management services across the U.S. He previously held CEO positions for successful publicly-traded and private equity-backed healthcare providers in the radiology, surgery center and pathology markets. “I am honored to join UVP at this exciting point in the organization’s history. We have a tremendous opportunity to build the leading community of integrated eye care providers and I’m looking forward to supporting our physician partners in that endeavor,” said Mr. Abbasi.
Waud Capital Partners formed Unifeye Vision Partners in connection with its initial partnership with Minnesota Eye Consultants in January. Chris Graber, a Principal with Waud Capital and a board member of UVP commented, “We’re focused on partnering with leading physician practices in the eye care market. To be successful, we want our executive talent to be as accomplished as our medical talent. Sami has shown this repeatedly throughout his career, so we’re excited to welcome him to the team.”