BayCare Medical Group Leadership
Andrew Fink, MD, President
In July 2016, Drew Fink, MD, became BayCare Medical Group’s President, BayCare Health System. Dr. Fink was Chief Medical Officer of Morton Plant North Bay Hospital from January of 2014 – July 2016. Dr. Fink was part of BayCare Medical Group and Morton Plant Mease Primary Care for 11 years as a partner, Board Member, and Vice President. He was the group’s lead physician on the implementation of two EHR systems. Dr. Fink also helped develop and lead the group’s recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home. Dr. Fink served as Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for North Bay Hospital and BayCare Health System and led the implementation of an electronic medical record at North Bay Hospital.
A Board Certified Internist, Dr. Fink completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Dallas, went to medical school at Washington University St. Louis and completed a residency at the University of Florida.
Mahesh Amin, MD, FACC - Medical Director, Cardiovascular Services
Mahesh Amin, MD, FACC, is a non-invasive cardiologist practicing in Clearwater, Florida since 1992. He received his MD degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in NYC. He completed his residency and fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y.
Dr. Amin has been on the medical staff at MPH since 1992. He has served on the Board of Trustees of MPH Health System since 2004-served at the Board Chair from 2012-2014. He also served on the Board of Trustees of Baycare Health System from 2008-2014. He is currently the medical director of Baycare and BMG CV service line.
Marcy Solomon Baker, MD - Medical Director, Pediatric Primary Care
Marcy Solomon Baker, MD, is currently the Medical Director of Pediatric Services for BayCare Medical Group and still actively sees pediatric patients at the BMG Hyde Park Office. She was the Assistant Medical Director for Pediatrics from 2014-2017. Dr. Baker received her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Emory University in Atlanta, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Baker is a past president of the Hillsborough County Pediatric Society and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a member of the BMG EMR committee, compensation committee and the pediatric subcommittee.
Stephen Butler, MD - Medical Director, Surgical Specialties
Stephen M. Butler, MD, FACS, is a Board-Certified General Surgeon who attended the six-year University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School program; served a residency in General Surgery at its affiliate program St. Luke’s Hospital-Kansas City; and was Fellowship-trained in Endoscopy at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been a member of the medical staff of South Florida Baptist Hospital since 1992, and has served on all medical staff committees, as Chief of Staff and currently as the Chief Medical Officer of the hospital. He was an Assistant Medical Director for Specialists with BMG until July 2018 when he was appointed Medical Director of Surgical Specialists. Dr. Butler currently co-chairs the Physician Advisory Council, serves on delegated credentialing and compensation committees, and maintains a diverse clinical general surgery practice.
HaiDang Hoang, DO - Medical Director, Primary Care
HaiDang Hoang, DO, is board certified in Family Medicine and is currently the Primary Care Medical Director for Polk and East Hillsborough Counties. He graduated from University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. He completed his residency at St. Petersburg General Hospital where he also served as the Chief Resident.
Dr. Hoang has a strong interest in physician leadership. He is a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) and earned a Master of Medical Management (MMM) from University of Southern California. He will graduate from University of Florida-College of Business in 4/2019 with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and Florida State University-College of Law in 4/2020 with a Juris Master (JM) degree in Healthcare Regulation. He is a current member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Association for Physician Leadership.
Kevin Garner, MD, FACC - Medical Director, Medical Specialties
Kevin Garner, MD, FACC, served as the Chief of Cardiology at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida from 2012 through 2015. He is also the director of the Congestive Heart Failure program at St. Anthony’s. He was a past president of the Pinellas County Medical Association and former editor of the Pinellas Medical Journal. Dr. Garner is, at present, an adjunct clinical associate professor with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Bradenton, Florida, and a former clinical assistant professor at the University of South Florida. Dr. Garner is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He currently is the medical director for Medical Specialties with BayCare Medical Group.
Rebecca Marshall, MD - Medical Director, Adult Primary Care
Rebecca H. Marshall, MD, is a fifth-generation physician in her family. She graduated from Goucher College Phi Beta Kappa and then attended the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She did her residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After her residency, she stayed on as Chief Resident at Albert Einstein Medical Center after which she moved to Florida and started her practice with the St. Petersburg Medical Clinic. She sat on the Board for the clinic and was head of recruitment. Subsequently, the clinic was merged with the Suncoast Medical Clinic. She remained on the Board and was an officer of the clinic, serving as the secretary through the merger with BayCare and for the first five years past the merger. Dr. Marshall also served on the Board of Trustees for St. Anthony’s Hospital for five years. She chaired the Quality and Safety committee for St. Anthony’s and the Credentialing Committee for the hospital. She was a member of the Medical Staff Board at St. Anthony’s. She presently sits on the Benefits Community Council for BayCare. After 28 years of active practice, she was given the opportunity to become the Primary Care Medical Director for the West region for BayCare Medical Group.
Robert Pesce, MD - Medical Director, Adult Primary Care
Robert Pesce, MD, graduated summa cum laude from Villanova University and earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency through the University of South Florida’s (USF) Affiliated Hospital System. He is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the USF College of Medicine. Dr. Pesce practiced general pediatrics for 30 years and currently serves as Medical Director of Primary Care in the East Region of BayCare Medical Group. His duties include physician recruitment and serving as Corporate Compliance Officer for BayCare Medical Group. He also serves as Chairman of BayCare Medical Group’s Delegated Credentialing Sub-Committee. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida Pediatric Society, Hillsborough County Medical Association and the Florida Medical Association.
Nick Dewan, MD - Medical Director, Behavioral Health
Nick Dewan, MD, serves as Medical Director for Behavioral Health within BayCare Medical Group and provides medical executive leadership for the Behavioral Health Division across the BayCare Health System. Dr. Dewan is an accomplished physician leader and psychiatrist with an internationally renowned track record as an innovator in health care quality improvement and information technology.
Ruvan Wickramasinghe, MD, FHM - Medical Director, Hospitalist Program
Ruvan Wickramasinghe, MD, FHM, graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Psychology and attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center of New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he received the Joseph N. Muschel Housestaff Award for “qualities as a skilled physician and an empathic, compassionate human being who exemplifies the highest standards of medical care.” He has published research in peer-reviewed journals and is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine with Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is currently the Physician Champion of Mease Countryside Hospital’s Schwartz Center Rounds®, which originated at Massachusetts General Hospital and supports healthcare professionals in providing care with compassion and empathy. He has been recognized as a Fellow of Hospital Medicine and is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and American College of Physicians.
Currently, Dr. Wickramasinghe serves as the Medical Director of the BayCare Medical Group Hospitalist Program for the East and West Region.
Laura Arline, MD - Director of Quality and Process Improvement
Laura Arline, MD is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She enjoyed practicing medicine for 12 years in Largo at the BayCare Bardmoor Facility. Recently, she transitioned from her part-time leadership position as one of the BayCare Medical Group Directors of Primary Care to a full time leadership position as the BayCare Medical Group Medical Director of Quality.
Dr. Arline leads the BMG Quality Department in achieving goals that focus on clinical outcomes, performance improvement, patient and team member safety, and patient experience. She has also been an active member in BayCare Physician Partners leadership, serving on the Board of Directors for six years and on the BPP Quality and Safety Committee for five years (3 of which she served as Chairman).
Throughout her years as BayCare Medical Group’s Chairman of the Quality and Safety Committee (a position which she currently still holds), she has valued the opportunity to collaborate with other BMG providers and leaders as the organization strives toward clinical excellence.
Paul M. Mikus II, MD - Physician Informaticist Lead
Paul Mikus, MD is double board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He graduated from Colgate University and then completed his medical training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where he stayed to do a fifth year as a Primary Care Fellow. He worked in private practice for 10 years in upstate New York and then moved to Florida in 2006 when he joined Morton Plant Mease Primary Care. He assumed the role of Pediatric EMR Consultant and then in 2015 transitioned into the Lead Informaticist Role for BayCare Medical Group. Cerner recognized him in 2016 as a Physician Advocate and recipient of the Ambulatory All Star Award. Dr. Mikus speaks at National Conferences on topics involving Ambulatory Medicine and the Electronic Medical Record. As chair of the BMG EMR Committee, he now represents the medical group at EMR Governance.
Currently, Dr. Mikus spends half his time practicing clinical primary care medicine at BayCare Medical Group Primary Care and Pediatrics in Largo. The rest of his clinical time, he works as an informaticist who is passionate about making the EMR more efficient and useful for both patients and physicians. Dr. Mikus values the opportunity to work with physicians and other institutions embracing innovation that will keep BayCare Medical Group a leader on the cutting edge of technology.