Innovators in the surgical

We help hospitals provide quality emergency surgical care 24/7

A pioneer and leader in the surgicalist movement, Surgical Affiliates Management Group builds and manages full acute care teams across the nation. Created and owned by surgeons, Surgical Affiliates’ surgical hospitalist programs provide 24/7 emergency surgery care and evidence-based, care standardization programs to improve hospital workflow and efficiency.

We are the only surgical hospitalist organization with published, peer reviewed results demonstrating long-term excellence in patient care and ability to improve overall hospital performance. Our programs make a difference every day.

In addition, we have helped several of our partner hospitals implement the emergency services and protocols required to earn designation as an ACS Verified Trauma Center.

From our team

The Surgical Affiliates leadership team is comprised of experts in acute care surgery, trauma and surgical critical care, healthcare management and legal/regulatory compliance.

This deep experience and visionary leadership fosters a highly valued surgeon culture that allows us to establish trusted, meaningful partnerships with surgeons, hospitals and the communities we serve.

Leadership team

Chief Executive Officer

Lynette Scherer, MD, FACS

Dr. Scherer is an internationally recognized, fellowship-trained trauma surgeon certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and trauma/critical care. She joined Surgical Affiliates from her most recent…
Chief Operating Officer

Scott Flacks

Scott Flacks brings more than 20 years of experience in global operations, strategic planning, and customer relationship management experience to Surgical Affiliates. He is responsible for a broad variety of…
Chief Financial Officer

Bill Garden

Bill Garden joined Surgical Affiliates Management Group in March 2019 as Chief Financial Officer. He brings 30 years of experience across a broad array of business environments, including over 17…
Chief Sales Officer

Chris Brown

Chris Brown joined Surgical Affiliates Management Group in October 2020 as Chief Sales Officer.  He is responsible for business development, marketing and sales operation functions.  Chris is an award-winning sales…
Chief Medical Officer

Glenn Koh, MD

Dr. Koh has been with SAMGI since 2015 and served in several capacities as a surgeon, Medical Director and Associate CMO, as well as President of Medical Staff and Trauma…

Let's have a conversation

If you’re a hospital planning to reorganize your facility's surgical coverage, or a surgeon seeking the work-life balance our surgical hospitalist programs deliver, we’d love to hear from you.