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Leadership for Methodist Medical Group

John Myers, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAP | President

John Myers

John Myers, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAP, serves Methodist Health System as President of Methodist Medical Group and Senior Vice President of Physician Services.

Dr. Myers is an accomplished healthcare executive and physician. As a healthcare executive, he has more than 25 years of leadership experience with a proven track record of successful practice management, execution, and value creation. His passion is developing innovative healthcare solutions focused on helping patients and healthcare professionals achieve their desired outcomes.

Prior to his position with Methodist, Dr. Myers served as the CEO of Envision Healthcare – Central US Division and was the President of Questcare Medical Services, a premier multi-specialty, integrated, physician practice and healthcare management organization with more than 1,100 physician providing care throughout multiple states.

Dr. Myers has been practicing medicine for more than 25 years. He is a board-certified Emergency Physician, Pediatric Emergency Physician, and Sports Medicine specialist. His medical career has been focused on providing state-of-the-art care for patients with all extremes of illness and injury in some of the busiest Emergency Departments in the US. He also currently works with the NFL as a visiting team medical liaison and neurological consultant, providing sideline care at Dallas Cowboys games.

Dr. Myers received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Texas Christian University and Doctor of Medicine at Texas Tech University. He then completed an emergency medicine residency at the University of California, Irvine, and a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. In 2009, he received a Master of Science in Healthcare Management degree at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he graduated with honors.

Dr. Myers is a fitness advocate and enthusiast. He has completed multiple marathons, triathlons and Ironman races. He is a Medical Director for USA Triathlon, and as triathlete himself, has competed on the world stage for Team USA.

Dr. Myers has been married to Margaret for 31 years. Together they have two children, Madison and Jack.

Stephanie Sturgin, MHA | Vice President of Operations

Stephanie Sturgin

Stephanie Sturgin, MHA, has more than 20 years of healthcare administration experience. She obtained her Bachelor degree from Texas A & M University and her Masters’ of Healthcare Administration from Texas Woman’s University. Prior to joining Methodist Medical Group, Stephanie worked through many levels of administration from managing large private practices to directing operations for a multispecialty practices of more than 400 providers. Most recently, she was the Director of Operations for the Continental Division of HCA Physician Services Group in Denver, Colorado and Wichita, Kansas, Markets. Stephanie believes strongly in the virtue of servant leadership, and sees her role as vice president of operations for Methodist Medical Group as one that removes barriers to success. Stephanie has been married to her husband, Chamberlain, since 2002, and they are the parents of one son, Liam.

Sunshine Maxwell, RN, BSN | Vice President of Primary Care and Integrated Services

Stephanie Sturgin

Sunshine has an extensive background and expertise in all areas of physician practice management. As the Vice President of Primary Care and Integrated Services, Sunshine oversees MMG's twenty-nine primary care practice locations and three hospitalist medicine practices. She also directs our primary care and hospitalist operational teams as we advance our strategy for value-driven, integrated healthcare in the North Texas market.

Prior to joining MMG, Sunshine was the VP of Integrated Services for Integrated Emergency Services (IES), a national multi-specialty provider services group based in DFW. Before that, she served as the VP of Clinical Services and Integration for Questcare Medical Services, a large multi-specialty group that included ambulatory primary and specialty care, hospital-based provider services and post-acute services. Sunshine has a passion for building a team-based culture of engaged employees who find joy and satisfaction serving patients. She started as an emergency nurse but migrated to outpatient medicine. Regardless of the setting, she’s always ready to jump in and help take care of patients when needed.

Sunshine has been married to her husband Chris for fifteen years. They have two grown children, Andrew and Caitlyn, and two dogs, Luna and Stella.

Drew Shea, MBA, CHFP I Chief Financial Officer

Stephanie Sturgin

Drew Shea, MBA, CHFP, is a healthcare executive with more than 18 years of healthcare financial experience. Currently, Drew serves as Chief Financial Officer for Methodist Medical Group.

Drew has been with Methodist Health System since 2019, originally joining the organization as the system Vice President of Finance. Prior to Methodist, Drew was the chief financial officer at City Hospital at White Rock, and chief financial officer for Tenet Healthcare, from 2004 to 2018. Drew is a Certified Healthcare Financial professional (CHFP) and earned his MBA at Nichols College in Dudley, MA.

Jae Schmidt, MBA | Vice President of Business Development

Jae Schmidt

Jae Schmidt, MBA, comes to MMG from HCA Healthcare/Medical City Healthcare where he served as the director of development for HCA North Texas’ Physician Services Group, and previously as the vice president of Neurosciences, Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Services across HCA’s 10 hospital system including 4 comprehensive and 6 primary stroke centers. Under his leadership the medical group tripled in size across numerous key programs including neurosciences, orthopedics, cardiology, transplant and women’s services.

Before his recruitment to HCA North Texas, Jae worked at Emory University School of Medicine from 1998-2013 and was accountable for the operations and financial performance for several progressively larger departments culminating in the executive leadership of the Department of Neurosurgery and Emory’s MBNA Stroke Center – a program consistently ranked among the top-20 in the United States.

While in Atlanta he also started a European bicycle import business that was highlighted by CNN, WSJ, and was included in Atlanta Magazine’s annual “Best of Atlanta” awards.

Jae earned his bachelor’s degree from Goucher College in Baltimore, MD and his MBA from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Bradley R. Pirtle, DO | Chief Medical Officer

Bradley Pirtle

Dr. Pirtle joined the MMG Executive Team in July of 2023 and assists with planning, organizing, staffing, and directing company operations and personnel. He is responsible for the oversight of all patient care-related activities and will monitor standards of performance consistent with Methodist Medical Group's quality and strategic goals.

Dr. Pirtle holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin University, and received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Nova-Southeastern University of Medicine. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency and served as the Chief Resident at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Additionally, he has also become a Certified Physician Executive through the American Association for Physician Leadership.

Dr. Pirtle has been a practicing Hospitalist at MDMC since 2000. Prior to that, he was in a private practice, office-based Internal Medicine group. He previously served as the Medical Director for the MDMC and MSMC Hospitalist programs, was a MMG Board Member, a MHS Council of Presidents Member, and a Corporate Medical Board Member. He has also served as the MDMC Medical Staff President, MDMC Quality Committee Chair, and MDMC Medicine Chair.

Dr. Pirtle currently holds multiple academic appointments including being an Assistant Professor for the TCU School of Medicine, an Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Program at MDMC, a Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine at UTSW and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at TCOM.

Brian Jones, MD | Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (ACO)

Brian Jones

Brian D. Jones, MD, CPE, FAAFP, is the Chief Medical Officer for the Methodist Patient Centered Accountable Care Organization (MPCACO) and the Vice President of Value Based Care for Methodist Health System in Dallas, Texas. He leads the system and provider engagement strategies that contribute to the ongoing success of the MPCACO and is driving the Managed Medicare Strategy for the medical group. He implemented the medical group’s referral network management department and developed its population health management capabilities while also contributing to the efforts in Quality and Patient Experience.

A core focus of the MPCACO during his tenure has been developing and growing a cohesive and aligned network of ACO members to support the Methodist Health System within North Texas. The Network is currently 700 physicians strong and has achieved year over year improvement in system alignment and strategic growth.

Dr. Jones is a longstanding executive contributor to the Methodist Medical Group Board of Directors and currently serves on the System Quality Review Committee of the Board. In addition he serves on the Texas Association of Family Physicians Board of Directors, The Catalyst Health Network Regional Operating Committee and various Methodist committees dedicated to advancing the mission of MHS.

Dr. Jones continues to see patients one day a week in his busy Cedar Hill practice where he has been since the start of his career.

Yvette Chapman, BSN, CCT | Vice President of Transplant Services

Brian Jones

Yvette Chapman is the Vice President of Transplant Services for the Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. In this role she is lead administrator of Methodist’s multi-organ program and the system executive for the multi-specialty physician practices. Prior to joining Methodist Transplant Specialists, she was the Vice President of Business Partner Development for Southwest Transplant Alliance. When she accepted her current position at Methodist, her career came full-circle, as this is where she began as a nurse in organ transplantation, and then later transitioned to Transplant Coordinator.

Yvette earned a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from Louisiana State University, nursing degrees from the University of Arkansas and South University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also currently completing her master’s in nursing.

She is serves on of the Board of Directors of Texas Transplant Society and is the President-Elect. She is the Chair-Elect for National Innovation Leadership Council for the Alliance, is a member of the American Society of Transplantation, and has served on the UNOS Histocompatibility and the Transplant Administrator’s Committee. Yvette also is a member of the American Nephrology Nurses Association, the Organization of Transplant Professionals and is a former president of the Dallas chapter of the International Transplant Nurse Society.

Ruth Barclay | Marketing Director

Ruth Barclay

Ruth Barclay joined Methodist Medical Group in 2014 as marketing manager. At that time, she managed the marketing for eight primary care locations, and helped launch the first two specialty practices that were just joining the medical group. Since that time, she has been promoted to marketing director and helped the medical group grow to 26 primary care locations and 24 specialty practices. Ruth was instrumental in launching niche services such as concierge medicine and sports medicine, as well as managing the marketing onboarding for larger service lines like Orthopedics and Neurosurgery.

Ruth oversees marketing, digital strategy, websites, community relations, and online listings and reputation management for more than 225 providers. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University, and has more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare marketing working for large healthcare systems such as Cook Children’s Health System, and M.D. Anderson, as well as managing healthcare clients from the agency side. Ruth has been married to her husband Todd since 2000, and they are proud parents of two children Kate and Kieffer.

Tim Gee | Director of Finance

Tim Gee

Tim joined Methodist Medical Group in September of 2017 as Director of Finance. He is responsible for overseeing the Accounting and Finance department, financial analysis, physician compensation, financial reporting, forecasting and budgeting. During his time with Methodist Medical Group, he has successfully automated and streamlined the Accounting close process and help create the reporting on the physician compensation. Prior to joining Methodist Medical Group, Tim was a Finance Manager with Texas Health Physician Group for 5 years and an Assistant Controller with MedicalEdge Healthcare Group for 12 years. Tim earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Scott Harris, MBA | Director of Virtual Care

Scott Harris

Scott Harris joined Methodist Medical Group in April 2020 as the Director of Virtual Care. He obtained his Bachelor or Arts in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi and a masters of Business Administration specializing in healthcare administration from the University of Alabama Birmingham. Prior to joining Methodist Medical Group, he led several virtual care expansion and growth initiatives. He also helped develop, implement and build a multi-faceted comprehensive telemedicine program for CHISTUS Health. His cumulative experience allows him to engage process owners through hands-on support and guidance to unleash innovation and implement proven best practices resulting in a more coordinated, efficient, quality-driven care delivery system. Scott has been married to his wife Mary since 2011, and they are the proud parents of three girls - Allie, Arden and Eleanor.

Christy Conrad | Director of Human Resources

Scott Harris

Christy has an extensive background in all areas of human resources, physician group resources and leadership experience.

With over 25 years’ experience, her expertise includes strategic human resources planning, training development and facilitation, organizational and associate development, field and corporate collaboration, change management and employee engagement and relations.

Prior to joining MMG, Christy was the Director of Human Resources for Envision Healthcare Corporation, a national healthcare company and physician group. In that role, she oversaw the HR services for over 3000 physicians and staff. Prior to that, she was the Vice President of Human Resources for Questcare Medical Services, a large, multispecialty group. Throughout her career, Christy has been passionate about building team-based environments in which employees obtain pride in serving patients and satisfaction in their work, leading to organizational success.

Most importantly, Christy has been married to Kevin for 25 years. They have two girls, Macey and Laney.