Dan Hobohm, MD
Chairman of the Board
In January 2010, Dan Hobohm, MD was appointed Chairman of the Board of District Medical Group (DMG), formerly known as Medical Professional Associates of Arizona, (MedPro). From 1995 through 2009, Dr. Hobohm held the positions of Chairman, Vice Chairman and Board member of MedPro.
Dr. Hobohm joined the medical staff of Valleywise Health Medical Center (formerly Maricopa Medical Center) in 1991. He is currently chief medical quality officer, chair of the department of pathology, and director of laboratories for Valleywise Health. Dr. Hobohm is renowned for his presentations and lectures both locally and nationally. He is also committed to educating the next generation of medical professionals and is an assistant professor at Creighton University School of Medicine in Phoenix.
Dr. Hobohm completed medical school and an internship in 1983 and 1984 respectively at Wayne State University of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit in 1988. He has been Board Certified in anatomic and clinical pathology since 1988.
Kote Chundu, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Kote Chundu, MD, MMM is the founding president and chief executive officer (CEO) of DMG from its inception in January 2010 as a nonprofit multispecialty medical group. From April 2005 through December 2009, he was the Chairman of the Board of MedPro, the predecessor organization of DMG. Dr. Chundu joined Maricopa Medical Center (now Valleywise Health) in 1992 as the medical director of the pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) and was the medical director of the hospital’s Arizona Children’s Center and chairman of the department of pediatrics from October 2000 to September of 2014.
Prior to his career in Arizona, Dr. Chundu was the associate director of the pediatric ICU at Children’s National Medical Center and assistant professor of pediatrics and anesthesia at George Washington University School of Medicine and Sciences in Washington, DC.
Dr. Chundu received his medical degree from Guntur Medical College in India in 1981 and completed a pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He also completed a pediatric critical care fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC in 1989. He is Board Certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine. Dr. Chundu received a Master of Medical Management from University of Southern California Marshall School of Business in 2011.
As a professor of child health at University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine and professor of pediatrics at Creighton University School of Medicine in Phoenix, Dr. Chundu is committed to the organization’s academic mission to teach medical students and residents. Dr. Chundu is actively involved in local and national community and educational organizations to advance healthcare and keep populations healthy.
Dr. Chundu is a strong believer that cohesive organizations like DMG can provide superior quality of care due to its physicians collaborating instead of competing and partnering across medical specialties with a nonprofit hospital system. He firmly believes the patient-centered medical home model holds promise to improve healthcare in America by transforming how primary care is organized and delivered.
Phyllis Biedess is an experienced healthcare executive who is considered an expert on the Arizona Medicaid market. She is a results-driven leader who ensures that her organization remains focused on its mission, maintains a strong bottom line, and is a good community partner. Phylllis is a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Several specialty healthcare focus areas for her include managed care, long-term care, public health, and alternative/integrative medicine.
Ms. Biedess was director of long-term care from 1978 to 1983 for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. She was director of provider management for Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) in 1983-84 and director of AHCCCS from 1999 to 2003. In 2005, Phyllis became the CEO of Maricopa County Health Plans, charged with transitioning an AHCCCS long term care plan and an acute care plan from the County Board of Supervisors to the newly created health district, Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS).
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and psychology from Carroll College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a Master of Science in urban planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Dean Coonrod, MD, MPH
Department Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dean Coonrod, MD, MPH serves as chair and director of research for the department of obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN), overseeing and acting as investigator and co-investigator on many diverse projects and clinical trials, including National Institute of Health (NIH) grants. Active in research in preconception care, he was the recipient of two grants, notably one awarded by the March of Dimes Community Chapter; through this grant, Dr. Coonrod established an internatal care clinic providing care between pregnancies for women who have experienced an adverse pregnancy outcome. He was also named to the National Select Committee on Preconception Care, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) initiative to improve preconception care for women.
Dr. Coonrod is an associate professor of clinical OBGYN at UA College of Medicine in Phoenix. He is active in work with family violence, serving on the Governor’s Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women. He also serves as the medical director of Arizona’s Well Woman HealthCheck Program and was the recipient of Arizona State University’s (ASU) Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center “Leadership Award” for outstanding leadership in health disparities research.
A Board Certified OBGYN physician, Dr. Coonrod completed medical school at University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and his residency at Maricopa Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.
Tom Manos spent almost 30 years in public service at the city, county, and state levels. He retired in May of 2016 after four years as the county manager for Maricopa County.
Prior to his appointment as county manager, Mr. Manos served as Maricopa County’s chief financial officer for ten years. In 2005, he was assigned the lead role in transitioning the county health system to what would become MIHS. After the legal transition was completed, Tom was loaned to MIHS for almost a year, serving as the administrative director. He also served as the executive director of the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority.
In 2009, Tom’s career took a shift when then Governor Jan Brewer asked him to join her team as deputy chief of staff for budget and finance. He helped develop the plan to eliminate the State’s three-billion-dollar budget shortfall. Tom also served on Governor Doug Ducey’s transition team and assisted with the governor’s initial Arizona state budget. He has also served on several legislative study committees.
Community service is central to Tom’s life. When he initially retired from his state job, he managed the downtown Human Services campus – a provider of services to approximately 1,300 homeless individuals. Mr. Manos worked with non-profit partners to raise three million dollars of incremental funds to provide temporary shelter for an additional 500 individuals.
Since retirement, Tom served on the Board of Trustees for the Arizona State Retirement System and volunteers with Brophy College Preparatory. He graduated from ASU earning a Bachelor of Science in finance and was a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Marovich is a Phoenix attorney who practices in corporate, healthcare, and entertainment law areas. Before entering the field of law, Mr. Marovich served for over twenty years as a hospital administrator, where he managed employee workforces from 150 to 2,000, coordinated risk management and professional liability programs, negotiated physician and management services contracts, coordinated state and federal regulatory compliance programs, developed improved patient care delivery models, ensured compliance with labor and employment laws, negotiated professional services contracts, assessed risk management issues, and participated in government relations and lobbying. He currently holds the rank of Master Sergeant with the Arizona Rangers, Phoenix Company.
William (Bill) Putnam served from 2005 until his retirement in 2011 as senior vice president of USAA Phoenix’s region operations, responsible for the consistent, efficient, and effective operation of five major USAA offices. Prior to joining USAA, he served in the United States Navy as a cruiser destroyer officer from 1967 to 2000, retiring as a Rear Admiral.
Bill is an alumnus of Stanford University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan Fellow. He completed executive programs at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Mr. Putnam also completed the Insurance Executive Education Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and was a Chief of Naval Operations Fellow at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Alan Rawls, PhD
Alan Rawls, PhD is the associate vice provost of clinical partnerships and an associate professor in the school of life sciences at ASU. He is a pioneer in the field of developmental genetics and skeletal muscle development and repair. Dr. Rawls is also an associate professor in the department of basic medical sciences at UA College of Medicine in Phoenix in partnership with ASU.
Dr. Rawls earned his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in cell and molecular biology from Saint Louis University in Missouri in 1993. He completed two postdoctoral fellowships at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, respectively.
David Wisinger, MD
Chair of Medicine, Valleywise Health
David Wisinger, MD has been with DMG since 1989, working at Maricopa Medical Center as well as the community health centers, nursing homes and care facilities and was the interim chief medical officer for MIHS. As an internist who sees patients daily and physician leader in the largest clinical department at DMG, he is keenly aware of the numerous issues affecting the organization, such as the complex requirements of providing quality clinical services; teaching medical students, residents, and fellows; adhering to billing and compliance regulations; developing new business; and addressing provider and staff concerns. Dr. Wisinger brings his unique perspective as a medical generalist- whose role is to ensure DMG physicians and advanced practitioners have the tools needed to be the most productive and capable providers of patient care and excellence in teaching- to the DMG Board of Directors.
Dr. Wisinger is the chief of medicine for Valleywise Health and the assistant dean of faculty affairs for the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance. Board Certified in internal medicine, he earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa and completed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center.