Dr. Jonathan C. Renkas, MD
Board of Directors
Dr. Jonathan C. Renkas, MD, is an Emergency Medicine Physician with over 15 years of clinical experience and is a former Diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Renkas has provided clinical care to tens of thousands of patients. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Renkas has served as a medical consultant to Sterling Healthcare Initiatives for the past 7 years. In this role, Dr. Renkas was primarily charged with the implementation of best practices as they pertain to Emergency Department operations. He has extensive experience interacting with hospital executives and optimizing perceived areas of weakness in departmental operations. Dr. Renkas also has Utilization Management experience and was the Medical Director of a Blue Cross /Blue Shield management firm in Illinois. This position provided a firm understanding of Utilization Management and Medical Insurance operations as they pertain to patients, medical providers, and facilities. In the process of providing pre-surgical evaluations and treating thousands of injured workers, Dr. Renkas has developed an extensive knowledge of Workman’s Compensation issues and regulations. During the course of this work, Dr. Renkas became involved in the development of a healthcare financing model that reduced the financial burden of delayed payments to physicians. This ultimately led to increased access to much needed medical evaluation and treatment of injured workers in the state of Illinois. Dr. Renkas continues his heavy involvement in Healthcare Finance. He is actively involved in the evaluation of new technologies in healthcare and has reviewed numerous biotech companies for funding. Dr. Renkas has a particular interest in emerging nano-technology applications and pharmaceutical delivery systems.