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Bernard Salick

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Bernard Salick
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OccupationNephrologist, Entrepreneur

Bernard Salick is an American nephrologist and entrepreneur. He is the founder and former Chairman and CEO of Salick Health Care, Inc.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Dr. Salick has created comprehensive outpatient diagnostic and treatment centers for diseases such as cancer, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and cardiovascular disease for the past 40+ years. He was able to open the first 24/7 outpatient comprehensive cancer center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and then developed these centers around the USA. While leading Salick Health Care, Inc., he offered fixed price insurance products for the treatment of diseases such as cancer and end-stage renal disease. The company operated eleven Comprehensive Cancer Centers and eight Comprehensive Breast Centers.[1][2]

In 1975, he was elected to the board of trustees for the Hereditary Disease Foundation, where he served until 1985. He has been a part of National Advisory Board for the National Kidney Foundation from 1988 to 1990.[3]

In 1997, Salick Health Care was sold to Zeneca PLC (Astra-Zeneca) for $480 million.[4][5] Dr. Salick then created Salick Cardiovascular Centers, and Bentley Health Care - for patients with chronic illnesses including AIDS -.[6]

In 2004, he established a fellowship at Harvard School of Public Health to offer annual scholarships to the students pursuing studies related to cancer and cardiovascular disease.[7][8] In 2005, Dr. Salick served on the Harvard Business School panel for Healthcare Innovation and Opportunities in Southeast Asia.

He has been a member of the Healthcare Initiative Advisory Board and the Centennial Committee of the Harvard Business School.

He is now the Chairman and CEO of Salick Comprehensive Diabetes Centers, Inc.[9]

Other appointments[edit | edit source]

Education[edit | edit source]

Salick holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Queens College, New York in 1960, and his medical degree from the University of Southern California in 1964. Salick completed an internship from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and completed a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nephrology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the University of California, Los Angeles.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Smigel, K. (1989-02-01). "Administrative Remedies Proposed for the NIH". JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 81 (3): 185–187. doi:10.1093/jnci/81.3.185. ISSN 0027-8874.
  2. WHITE, GEORGE (1988-09-19). "For Salick Centers, Treating Cancer Is a 24-Hour Battle". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Bernard Salick - Queens College/CUNY". qccommunity.qc.cuny.edu. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  4. OLMOS, DAVID R. (1997-04-15). "Zeneca Group Ousts Founder of Salick Health". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  5. Firshein, Janet (1997). "Drug firm buys up chain of US cancer clinics". The Lancet. 349 (9060): 1230. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)62431-2. ISSN 0140-6736.
  6. "Bernard Salick Launches a New Health Care Enterprise | Cancer Network". www.cancernetwork.com. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  7. Harvard Public Health. "An New Name for Our New Century" (PDF). Harvard.edu. p. 67.
  8. "Named Financial Aid Funds at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health". Campaign for Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 2014-01-06. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  9. "Salick Cardiovascular Centers, Inc. Obtains a $75 Million Series A Financing From Warburg Pincus | LifeSciencesWorld". www.lifesciencesworld.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  10. "Nephros Inc. Reports Departure of Director | BioSpace". BioSpace. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  11. "USET Foundation News" (PDF). uset.org. September 2010. p. 2.
  12. Arenson, Karen W. (2001-03-17). "College Returns $3 Million Gift For AIDS Lab". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-07-19.

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