Titan Board Members
Titan’s board members encompass a high level of legal, medical and administrative expertise. This unique combination gives us a greater advantage of knowledge across the health care spectrum.
Ralph de la Torre, MDChairman and Chief Executive, Steward Health Care
Dr. Ralph de la Torre is the Chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care Systems LLC. Prior to founding Steward, Dr. de la Torre was CEO of Caritas Christi Health Care, where he led the transformation of a six-hospital system and developed the business model for Steward, which was subsequently invested in by Cerberus Capital Management.
Previously, Dr. de la Torre was founder and CEO of the Cardiovascular Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and of Cardiovascular Management Associates, one of the nation’s first totally integrated systems for treating cardiac patients. At the same time, Dr. de la Torre was Chief of Cardiac Surgery at BIDMC and a Harvard Medical Faculty Physician at BIDMC ‒ he was widely recognized as one of the top cardiac surgeons in the nation.
He has founded several health care-related businesses and has numerous issued or pending patents. A frequent commentator on national health care policy issues, Dr. de la Torre has bylined and/or been featured in Businessweek, Fortune, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and Fox Business, among other outlets. He was recently voted one of the 25 most powerful physician executives in the United States by Modern Healthcare magazine. Dr. de la Torre graduated from Duke University in 1988 (B.S.E.), where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi, and from a joint program between Harvard Medical School (M.D.) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S.) in 1992.
Mike G. Callum, MDExecutive Vice President of Physician Services Group
Dr. Michael Callum is Executive Vice President of Physician Services Group, a network of physicians employed by Steward that includes both specialists and primary care physicians. Under his leadership, Steward Medical Group has emerged as a national leader in clinical integration, quality performance and patient outcomes-based reimbursement. Dr. Callum is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine, where he received his M.A. in medical science and his M.D. He also holds an M.S. in public health from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Herb Holtz, ESQ.Executive Vice President and General Council, Steward Health Care
Herb Holtz is the General Counsel at Steward Health Care and a nationally distinguished health care attorney. Mr. Holtz brings three decades of legal experience to Steward spanning health care, intellectual property, and employment law. Prior to joining Steward, he spent nearly 15 years as a partner at the Boston law firm Holtz & Reed, where he served as outside counsel for Boston’s major academic medical centers, including the Harvard teaching hospitals and Massachusetts General Hospital. Named the “2014 Lawyer of the Year” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Mr. Holtz has also been honored as a New England Super Lawyer and Massachusetts Super Lawyer. He is a graduate of Connecticut College and earned his J.D. from Boston College.
John Polanowicz, MBAChief Operating Officer, Steward Health Care
John Polanowicz is the Chief Operating Officer of Steward Health Care System. Mr. Polanowicz previously served as the Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services from 2013 to 2015 and the President of Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center from 2011 to 2013. He attended the United State Military Academy at West Point and served in the United States Army. After his military service, he earned an MBA from Stanford.
Rubén José King-Shaw, Jr.Chief Strategy Officer & President, Steward Health Care Network
Rubén José King-Shaw, Jr., is the Chief Strategy Officer of Steward Health Care System and President of Steward Health Care Network. Mr. King-Shaw previously held the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mansa Equity Partners, Inc, and was a member of Steward Health Care System’s board of directors. Throughout his career, he has spent considerable time in public service leading both state and federal government health programs. At the state level, under Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Mr. King-Shaw was the Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. The Agency was responsible for Florida’s State Medicaid Program, Health Quality Assurance, Survey and Certification of healthcare facilities, Managed Care and the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP.)
Mr. King-Shaw also served as Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from 2001 to 2003 during the administration of President George W. Bush. He was also senior advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, where he led the Administration’s Health Coverage Tax Credit policies to finance coverage for the uninsured. In 2011, Mr. King-Shaw was appointed to the Obama Administration’s Program Advisory and Oversight Committee to monitor and provide guidance to Medicare’s value-based purchasing program for Durable Medical Equipment. Currently, he is an advisor to the Trump Administration in the areas of fraud, waste and abuse, and alternative payment models.
Joseph Weinstein, MD Chair of the Titan Risk Review Committee and Steward Health Care Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Joseph Weinstein is Chief Medical Officer of Steward Health Care System. A fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology, he has since 1987 been at the forefront of providing high-quality cardiovascular care to patients of Southeastern Massachusetts. Dr. Weinstein is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital before a fellowship in cardiovascular disease with Boston University. He graduated summa cum laude from a six-year medical education program at Boston University and the Boston University School of Medicine.