Dr. Tobias has thirty years as a practicing urologist in
two moderate size suburban hospitals. During
this time he has served as the head of various hospital committees including
multiple years as the Chair of his specialty.
He has also been the Chair of the Department of Surgery where during his
tenure the Operating Room won a national honor as the Operating Room of the
Year. Dr. Tobias was chair of the
Patient Care Committee, in charge of all system aspects of patient care, at the
time of a new medical tower opening. His
expertise led the re-writing of the bylaws at two hospitals and the formation
and acceptance of many new policies. He
has consulted with hospital staffs and physicians on employment, credentialing,
EMTALA, Compliance, individual and Group HIPAA readiness and peer review as well as healthcare
While practicing as a physician Dr. Tobias worked in a
healthcare legal firm specializing in physician and allied health care issues.
He later opened his own legal and consulting firm specializing in these
same issues. Utilizing his dual
background he understands both sides of the healthcare issues that lead to
Following his retirement from the active private practice
of medicine he became the Medical Director of an acute care hospital.
In this role he was the head of Performance Improvement, Risk Management,
and the Medical Staff Office. His
leadership led to an increase in the surgical volume and closer collaboration
between independent and salaried physicians.
Dr. Tobias has a special interest in teaching.
He taught medicine in the University of California System for over 20
years and was an
adjunct professor at three prestigious universities teaching healthcare law and
managed healthcare in the Masters healthcare programs as well as an
undergraduate and Masters business law classes. He
has been a guest lecturer at hospital and specialty societies.
Dr. Tobias is the author of articles on antitrust, expert witness,
disruptive physicians and other healthcare issues. These articles and others are found on