Tower Surgical Partners (TSP) is an independent ASC acquisition and management company specializing in promoting the development of new procedural technology (NPT) in the ambulatory surgery market. TSP provides a comprehensive approach to sustain success in the ASC environment for long term growth and development of physicians and surgery centers.

Components of the TSP model include:

  • TSP owned and managed single-specialty GYN ambulatory surgery centers
  • The application and development of new procedural technology for conversion of hospital-based major surgical procedures to the ASC
  • TSP trained advanced laparoscopic surgeons in NPT dedicated to the TSP ASC
  • Non-TSP Physician syndication, support, and access to TSP trained surgeons
  • Advanced marketing and development of TSP physician practices and ambulatory surgery centers through a highly successful proven model of direct-to-patient referrals from local, national and international sources.
  • Evidence based research and publication of TSP data through a dedicated research team to advance the superior results, decreased costs, and high success rates associated with NPT and procedures.
  • Development of highly competitive in network contracts with major US insurance payers.

TSP currently owns and operates two facilities in Maryland, and one in the NY/NJ market. The company plans additional facilities in various locations throughout the US to advance access to major GYN surgery procedures in the ambulatory surgical center setting.

3206 TOWER OAKS BLVD, STE 220
ROCKVILLE, MD 20852
240-802-2079
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Formed in 2015, TSP is a group of seasoned healthcare and business professionals whose combined expertise defines excellence in providing solutions to meet the business goals of our highly specialized physician partners.


Our Mission:

TSP partners with physicians to expand existing and develop future surgical centers for long-term growth.

Joseph Alexander

ASC Development & Strategy

Joseph Alexander

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Joseph joined Tower Surgical Partners in 2016 and leads ASC Development and Strategy. With years of experience in ASC development in notoriously challenging CON markets, Joseph manages TSP’s ASC existing and planned expansion efforts throughout the United States. In conjunction with ASC development, Joseph leads administrative office development and collaborates with clinical operations to establish physician practice locations.   Prior to joining TSP, Joseph worked for a leading Washington D.C. based public affairs firm where he specialized in financial industry and healthcare advocacy. Joseph is currently an MBA Candidate at UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business and earned his B.A. in Political Economy from Saint Anselm College.

Sandro Altherr

Business Development

Sandro Altherr

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Sandro joined Tower Surgical Partners (TSP) in 2018 and leads Business Development. He brings a strong background in healthcare with over a decade of experience in medical sales, marketing and outreach. Sandro oversees the physician relations program at TSP, a dynamic team committed in creating strategic partnerships with physicians as well as providing education and awareness to patients and healthcare providers. Prior to Tower Surgical Partners, Sandro held leadership roles in both major hospital organizations and private practice establishments. During his time at Westchester Medical Center Health Network, Sandro concentrated on development and expansion efforts of WMC’s joint venture sites throughout the tri-state region. In his previous role at Columbia University Medical Center, he was responsible for leading physician outreach efforts across their numerous facilities in the New York metropolitan area. Sandro earned his Master of Business Administration from Mercy College in New York, NY and his Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Hartford in Hartford, CT.

Louise Q. van der Does, Ph.D.

HR, Public Policy, Clinical Research

Louise Q. van der Does, Ph.D.

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Louise leads a team in conducting original research for Tower Surgical Partners. She has over 15 years of experience as a researcher and statistical analyst. Her methodological research focuses on developing innovative statistical approaches, and productive partnerships between clinicians, researchers, and patients.

Outside academia, Louise has held several Research Director positions. As the Director of Research at Fight Crime; Invest in Kids, she evaluated studies on the long-term crime prevention impact of investments in children and synthesized the data in well-publicized reports for policy makers. At the Department of Homeland Security, she synthesized data from multiple sources for prosecutorial efforts and was twice honored for Outstanding Service in the Public Sector.

She holds a Ph.D. in Policy Analysis, with a concentration in Statistics, and a Master of Science in Justice, Law and Society, both from American University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Mimi Zaw-Pham

Patient Advocacy

Mimi Zaw-Pham

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Mimi joined TSP in 2016 and leads a team of patient advocate coordinators (PAC) who are the first point of contact for new patients. The PAC team establishes the relationship between new patients and the practice, providing a seamless process. Mimi works closely with physicians, office staff, and the marketing department to develop scalable direct-to patient programs, including a successful travel program, which allows the PAC team to convert leads from around the world to consultations with advanced-trained laparoscopic specialists. Prior to joining TSP, Mimi worked in a management position for two of the top leading luxury retailers in NYC for 8 years where she focused on providing excellent customer service, attaining the sales and profitability goal for the companies. Mimi earned her Bachelors in Business Administration from University of Maryland, College Park.  Outside of TSP, Mimi enjoys spending time with her family and going for long runs.

Dana Bolgar-Popov

Marketing & Communications

Dana Bolgar-Popov

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Dana joined Tower Surgical Partners (TSP) in 2015. She has more than 10 years of experience in international online marketing & strategic communications. She has extensive experience managing online reputations for medical practices. At TSP, Dana leads educational outreach efforts to ensure patients and the public have valuable information about the TSP new procedural techniques, the surgical specialists and clinical staff expertise, and patient outcomes and reviews. She manages an extensive portfolio of digital platforms while maintaining brand integrity and cohesiveness. Dana develops relationships with like-minded individuals and organizations to form advocacy alliances for women’s health initiatives. She also acts as a patient advocate by evaluating patient feedback to ensure improvements to day-to-day processes can lead to seamless growth and expansion. Dana graduated from The Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Romania, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Economics, and a Master’s Degree in Business Communication. Prior to joining TSP, Dana worked as Marketing Specialist for leading medical centers in Bucharest, Romania and Rockville, Maryland. She currently lives in Gaithersburg, MD with her husband and daughter.

Thomas Finley

Clinical Practice Administration

Thomas Finley

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Thomas joined the Tower Surgical Partners (TSP) team in 2017 as the Practice Administrator. He is responsible for the administration of all TSP-managed clinical offices. This includes management, scheduling and supplies, and implementing patient process protocols. In addition to practice administration, Thomas also collaborates with the TSP Business Development team to ensure future clinical practices are established with effective management processes in place. Thomas brings with him a decade of healthcare practice experience and management expertise. He has built a career through evaluating and enhancing processes and efficiencies at optometric practices and looks forward to continuing that work at TSP. Thomas earned his Bachelors in Business Administration from Radford University.

Robert Lacava

Clinical ASC Operations, Rockville

Robert Lacava

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Robert joined the Tower Surgical Partners (TSP) team in 2018 to lead ASC Operations. He is responsible for the management of TSP-managed surgery centers in Rockville, Maryland.  Robert works very closely with the members of Human Resources, Business Development, Research, Marketing and Physicians in an effort to provide dynamic representation to each segment of the TSP team. Robert comes to us with a strong background in customer service and over 15 years’ experience as a nurse, nurse manager, patient care specialist, and healthcare administrator.  Robert is a member of Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) where he has taken part in the National Advocacy program, representing the interest of surgery centers to regionally and nationally elected officials.

Meris Myers

Talent Acquisition

Meris Myers

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Meris joined the Tower Surgical Partners team in 2018 and manages talent acquisition and onboarding efforts for TSP medical practices, administrative offices, and ambulatory surgery centers. Meris collaborates with department heads and senior leadership to deliver top talent to our hiring managers and gives job-seekers a rewarding candidate experience. With over 20 years of staffing experience, managing full cycle recruitment phases, Meris is responsible for driving the hiring strategy across the organization. She currently lives in North Potomac, MD with her husband and two sons.

Emily Scott

Surgical Scheduling

Emily Scott

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Emily joined Tower Surgical Partners in 2015. She leads a dynamic team of single-specialty surgical schedulers, highly skilled in providing excellent patient care. Emily develops highly-refined protocols to ensure her team is able to navigate complex surgical schedules for multiple providers and locations, while working closely with the marketing and administrative teams to ensure quality of service throughout each patient’s entire experience. Emily earned her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of North Carolina. She offers years of experience in administrative support, particularly in a healthcare setting. Outside of work Emily enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new places to hike in the neighboring states.

Tower Surgical Partners is a leader in ASC development and management. We partner with physicians to ensure the highest level of efficiency and profitability.

TSP is a comprehensive ASC management company with experts in site development/acquisition, legal, finance, state accreditation, policies, and operations.

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3206 TOWER OAKS BLVD, STE 220
ROCKVILLE, MD 20852
240-802-2079
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