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Rocco A. Ortenzio

Vice Chairman and Co-Founder
Pharmaceutical sciences
Select Medical  


 Rocco A. Ortenzio, a co-founder of the Company and a member of its Board of Directors since February 2005, has served as the Company’s Vice Chairman and Co-Founder since January 2014. He served as the Company’s Executive Chairman since February 2005. In 1997, Mr. Ortenzio co-founded and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company’s subsidiary, Select Medical Corporation (“SMC”). He served as the Executive Chairman of SMC from September 2001 to February 2005, and as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from February 1997 to September 2001. In 1986, he co-founded Continental Medical Systems, Inc., a provider of comprehensive medical rehabilitation services, and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until July 1995, when it merged with Horizon Healthcare Corporation. In 1979, Mr. Ortenzio founded Rehab Hospital Services Corporation, a hospital chain acquired by National Medical Enterprises, Inc. (now called Tenet Healthcare Corporation) in January 1985, and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until June 1986. In 1969, Mr. Ortenzio founded Rehab Corporation and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 1974, when it merged with American Sterilizer Company. From 1996 to 1999, he served on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Mr. Ortenzio serves as a Director of Quorum Health Group, Inc., and is a fund advisor to HLM Partners Inc., a venture capital firm located in Boston, Massachusetts, and Dauphin Capital Partners, a venture capital fund located in Locust Valley, New York.    

Research Interest

 Pharmaceutics and drug delivery research

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