Dan Castillo
Dan Castillo

Dan Castillo, MHA, FACHE, FACMPE

Managing Principal

Health Management Associates

New Orleans, LA

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Dan Castillo is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 20 years of experience in health administration. He specializes in health systems strategy, hospital leadership, medical group management, population health and academic medicine.

Before joining Health Management Associates, Dan served as vice president and chief operating officer for the Tulane School of Medicine. In this role, he helped lead the transition of a three-hospital affiliation from a nationally-based, for-profit system to a regional New Orleans-based nonprofit system. Dan also laid the groundwork to increase faculty practice revenues by 18 percent through provider recruitment growth and improving strategic planning and accountability with financial dashboards. He was responsible for operational and strategic oversight of affiliations, served on the health system board, and improved financial literacy across organizations to help guide decision making.  

Previously, Dan was president and chief operating officer of Aligned Telehealth, growing the organization’s footprint from six to 17 states. He oversaw provider recruitments and contract negotiations, adding over 30 physicians and mid-level practitioners, and secured enterprise-wide agreements with large health systems. He developed a model for virtual population health management and reduced denial rates to less than 4 percent by improving provider documentation and coding.

Dan served as the chief executive officer of Los-Angeles County + USC Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center with nearly 700 beds, over 60 training programs, and a budget of over $1.6 billion, making it one of the largest public hospitals in the country. Prior to this, Dan also served as the chief executive officer of a pediatric physician-hospital consortium with more than 115,000 managed Medi-Cal lives.

Dan also worked as an administrator with the County of Orange Health Care Agency, were he spent five years transforming the county’s safety net. He co-drafted an 1115 Waiver application that brought nearly $60 million of new revenue to the county and allowed for a full redesign of the care delivery system for the uninsured before the Affordable Care Act took effect.

Dan also has over five years of experience in physician practice management and benchmarking from several positions at the beginning of his career.

Dan earned his masters’ degree in health administration and his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, minoring in biology, from the University of Southern California. He is also a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and a fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives.