EyeCare Partners Appoints Antonio Capone, Jr. as Clinical Director
ST. LOUIS, April 21, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EyeCare Partners (ECP), the leading national integrated network of ophthalmology and optometry providers, today announced the appointment of internationally renowned clinician, surgeon and educator Antonio Capone, Jr. , MD, to the position of Chief Clinical Officer, effective immediately.
Dr. Capone has served as Chair of ECP’s Ophthalmology Medical Executive Board (MEB) since its inception in early 2021 and is currently a partner at Associated Retinal Consultants (ARC) in Royal Oak, Michigan and Professor of Ophthalmology at the hospital William Beaumont of Oakland University. Medicine School. In his new role as Clinical Director, Dr. Capone will create a center of clinical excellence focused on research, education, quality of care, patient safety and innovation.
“As Chair of our MEB in Ophthalmology, Dr. Capone has spearheaded the growth of physician leadership and engagement, while identifying and pursuing impactful initiatives within ECP,” said said David Clark, CEO of ECP. “It has been just over a year since our MEBs were established and during this time I have enjoyed seeing our doctors partner with our business leaders to bring about meaningful change within the organization. With Dr. Capone’s leadership, we will be well positioned to achieve our goal of transforming the delivery of eye care through our clinically integrated network.”
“ECP has experienced phenomenal growth over the past year, with over 1,000 physicians now part of its clinically integrated network. As we continue to grow, a critical and exciting part of our future success will be how well we integrate existing programs from our new ECP practices into the work done in our MEBs,” said Dr Capone. . “I am excited to step into my new role as Clinical Director and look forward to our new initiatives resulting in significant change for our patients and our organization.”
Dr. Capone received his undergraduate and medical training at Brown University. Subsequently, he completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Pittsburgh before a vitreoretinal fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta. Upon completion of his training, he joined the Emory faculty and attained the rank of tenured associate professor. In addition to being chair of ECP’s Ophthalmology MEB, Dr. Capone is also a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the Macula Society, the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) and serves on the Executive Committee of the Retina Society.
ECP emphasizes the importance of physician leadership through MEBs that work in partnership with a diverse group of healthcare business leaders to achieve the best patient and business outcomes. ECP supports its practices by leveraging practice management expertise with the resources and knowledge inherent in its national medical group to meet the growing demand for quality eye care, allowing physicians to focus on what they do best: provide personalized patient care.
About EyeCare Partners
EyeCare Partners is the nation’s leading provider of clinically integrated eye care. Our nationwide network of more than 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists provide lifelong care to our patients with a mission to improve vision, advance eye care and improve lives. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, more than 680 ECP-affiliated practice centers provide services that span the eye care continuum in 19 states and 30 markets. For more information, visit www.eyecare-partners.com and follow us on LinkedIn.
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