Dr. Steven M. Scott is a board-certified physician and Chairman of Scott Holdings, LLC, an entrepreneurial company investing in healthcare enterprises and technology startups that further the development of higher education, college athletics, and sports medicine in Florida and the southeast United States.
He has founded and/or invested in over a dozen companies, including PhyAmerica (formerly Coastal Emergency Services), an emergency medicine management business he took public through IPO in 1991. His next venture, Healthcare Business Resources, was acquired by CBIZ. He grew Vista HealthPlan, a consolidation of five struggling HMOs, into a thriving network of 300,000 members and over $1.2B in revenue, before selling to Coventry Health Care (now Aetna). AdviseStream, a pre-health advising software startup, was acquired by Kaplan / Civitas Learning in 2014 and implemented at colleges and universities throughout the country..
Having been raised by a single parent in a humble upbringing, Dr. Scott is deeply committed to educational service and transformative philanthropy. He has served on numerous boards and committees, notably the University of Florida Board of Trustees, where he was appointed by Governor Crist in 2008 and served two five-year terms, including as Chair. He received the Academy of Golden Gators Transformational Leadership Award for recruiting Dr. W. Kent Fuchs, a former Ivy League university provost, to be their 12th President, and helped UF become the first Florida school invited into the Association of American Universities (AAU). Dr. Scott has also served Duke University since 2010, and on their Board of Trustees since 2014. He helped raise $3.85B as a member of the Duke Forward steering committee and contributed to innovations in their athletics and sports medicine facilities and programs. Additionally, has served on the advisory boards of the Lucy Daniels Center and Wake Forest University School of Business.
Dr. Scott received his M.D. from Indiana University in 1974 and is a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He completed his internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center, where he then became Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN and continues to serve as Adjunct Professor. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and, among other affiliations, he is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Scott and his wife Rebecca, a nurse anesthetist, raised five children, including two graduates of the University of Florida. The Scotts are active in their church and enjoy the many outdoor activities that The Sunshine State has to offer.