Steve Straus

Steve Straus

Head of Private Equity Coverage


Steve has over 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry and 25 years as senior management in both supplier and provider sectors and in public and private companies ranging from start-up ventures to PE mid-cap businesses to Fortune 100 companies.  In addition to being an operating CEO, Steve has advised several PE firms, physicians and management teams involved in the dermatology sector.

Steve is the former President & CEO of Sona Dermatology and MedSpa, Group President at Jordan Industries, and held several leadership positions at Baxter Healthcare & American Hospital Supply Corporation.

Steve is also the former the CEO of LCA Vision where he successfully turned around the 78-unit Lasik surgery center business by reducing operating expenses and improving operational metrics.  He was also Senior Vice President of Medical Care America / HCA Healthcare, which during his tenure performed 8% of all cataract surgeries in the U.S., and was able to grow operating profit 19% in 4 years’ time in the network of 136 single and multi-specialty ambulatory surgery centers.

Steve serves on a variety of non-for-profit and PE sponsored healthcare services company boards. He is a former recipient of the HCA Healthcare Presidents Award and Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and is an Eagle Scout.


October 22, 2021
Fortifying Physician Recruitment and Retention
10:05 AM  -  10:30 AM