Life Sciences

STEVEN ACHINGER

MANAGING PARTNER & CHAIRMAN, WATSON CLINIC, LAKELAND

Watson Clinic was founded in 1941 with just five physicians. Today, the company has more than 220 board-certified physicians in more than 40 medical and surgical specialties and 18 locations in Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. Achinger originally set out to teach at a medical school but was influenced by mentors along the way.

EDUCATION University of Florida (BA),
University of Miami (MD)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I grew up on a Pacific island called Kwajalein that is now threatened by rising sea levels.
FLORIDA ISSUE Preserving our environment in the face of growth
FAVORITE VACATION Spring break in the Smoky Mountains with my family
STAYING FIT Running
FAVORITE PART OF BEING A LEADER All the extra time off I get

Steven Achinger

Watson Clinic

Eduardo Alfonso

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Michael Aubin

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Jason Barrett

Flagler Health+

John Couris

Tampa General Hospital

Michael Crosby

Mote Marine Laboratory

Mark Faulkner

Baptist Health Care

Aurelio Fernandez III

Memorial Healthcare System

David Fitzpatrick

Max Planck Florida

Tommy Inzina

BayCare Health System

Brian Keeley

Baptist Health South Florida

BRETT MCCLUNG

BAPTIST HEALTH OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA

GINA MELBY

JFK MEDICAL CENTER

Glenn Morris

UF Emerging Pathogens Institute

David Nelson

University of Florida

Mark O’Bryant

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Dror Paley

Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute

Terry Shaw

ADVENTHEALTH

David Strong

Orlando Health

DARYL TOL

ADVENTHEALTH/CENTRAL FLORIDA

Douglas VanOort

NeoGenomics

David Verinder

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

Scott Verner

Trividia Health