About the University of Toledo Physicians
“The mission of University of Toledo Physicians, LLC, is to provide the highest quality, comprehensive, cost-efficient and effective healthcare in a patient-centered environment, distinguished by national leadership in medical education and research.”
The University of Toledo Physicians strives to provide the highest quality personalized care to patients throughout Ohio and Southeastern Michigan. Representing more than 300 providers, UT Physicians are the leaders in clinical care, serving patients in a wide range of medical specialties from the most complex diagnoses and treatments to primary care for the entire family. We are the academic practice plan of the University of Toledo. Our providers practice at hospitals and medical practices throughout the surrounding areas and provide the greatest quality of care to patients across the region. In addition to providing clinical services, the organization embodies superior administrative practice management services including credentialing, health plan enrollment, managed care contracting, compliance, fee schedule maintenance, billing, payment processing, and collection services.
Chief Administrative and Financial Officer
John Huber, MBA, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer, joined the University of Toledo Physicians, LLC., on April 18, 2022.
Mr. Huber has extensive experience in business development and strategic planning, including directing financial operations, corporate practices, hospital systems, and navigating teams through internal changes and an evolving healthcare landscape.
As Chief Administrative and Financial Officer, he is responsible for the fiscal management of UTP. He oversees reporting of financial results and is responsible for the development, interpretation, coordination, and administration of the organization’s policies on finance, accounting, revenue cycle, internal controls, and auditing.
He works with University of Toledo Physicians, LLC. leadership to develop and maintain a team to lead the organization and lead the effort to focus on future planning supported by enhanced data and analytics capabilities leading the University of Toledo Physicians to become a more strategic forward-thinking and innovative partner across the organization.
Mr. Huber previously served as Vice President, Director of Operations Support, at ProMedica/ HCR ManorCare from 2018 to 2022 and prior to that, he held several positions of increasing complexity and responsibility at HCR ManorCare from 1994-2018.
Mr. Huber completed his Master of Business Administration from Ohio State University and his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Toledo where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Vice President of Operations and UTP Compliance Officer
Melissa Coduti is the Director of Healthcare Compliance, and Vice President of Operations for the University of Toledo Physicians. She has over 20 years of progressive management experience with implementing healthcare policy and increasing access in the healthcare industry from several Northwest Ohio Institutions. In her role as Director of Healthcare Compliance, Melissa is responsible for ensuring ethical and compliant practices are implemented and maintained across the organization and the delivery of quality care in a compliant manner.
Melissa Coduti earned her Juris Master of Healthcare Law from Liberty University and her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management.
Kristopher Brickman, MD
Vice President of Clinical Engagement
Dr. Kristopher Brickman is the Vice President of Clinical Engagement at the University of Toledo Physicians. He has over 38 years of experience in the healthcare industry from several Northwest Ohio Institutions. Dr. Brickman serves as the Senior Associate Dean of Innovation and Simulation College for the University of Toledo Medicine and Life Sciences. He is also the founding chairman for the University of Toledo Emergency Medicine Residency Program established in 2010.
Dr. Brickman earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Ohio State University and his Medical degree from Wright State University. Completing his post graduate studies in Emergency Medicine in 1987.
Director, Value Based Care
Melissa Bolt is the Director of Value Based Care at University of Toledo Physicians. In this role, Melissa is responsible for leading multidisciplinary teams in achieving higher levels of quality, service and value, while spearheading innovative and best practice programs geared toward exceeding national clinical outcomes. She has over 25 years of experience in healthcare including previous roles that involved Accountable Care Organization (ACO) oversight, contracting, value-based care program support, and data analytics. Melissa is very skilled at optimizing group performance to improve patient care and maximize incentive dollars earned.
Melissa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Calvin University and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
Heather R. Smith
Director of Revenue Cycle
Heather Smith is the Director of Revenue Cycle. She has over 25 years of healthcare operations and leadership experience, and has worked for multiple large accredited residency programs, including Western Michigan University and Trinity Saint Joseph Health Systems in Indiana. She manages all aspects of billing, coding and collections and performs medical record documentation analysis and coding audits to ensure regulatory compliance.
Heather earned both a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and a Master’s in Healthcare Leadership from Siena Heights University. She also obtained her Certified Professional Coder and Certified Professional Medical Auditor designations from the American Academy of Professional Coders.
Mindy Ward is the Controller at University of Toledo Physicians. She has over 34 years of healthcare experience at multiple healthcare organizations. Her focus has been Financial/Accounting and Revenue Cycle Management. Mindy spent the majority of her career with Mercy Health System where she was Controller for the Northern Division.
Mindy earned both her Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Master’s of Business Administration with a focus on Healthcare Administration from the University of Toledo.
Director of Human Resources
Tim Zemaitis is the Director of Human Resources, and has been in the field for over 15 years. Tim has a consistent focus on investing in employees and collaborating with stakeholders to support the organization’s strategic goals of improving patient wellbeing. Tim earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Human Resources Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and holds a certificate in professional human resources.
UTPCF Board of Directors
Basil E. Akpunonu, MD
Imran Ali, MD
Christopher Cooper, MD
Amira F. Gohara, MD
Stephen Grider, DO
Bryan T. Hinch, MD
Kimberly D. Jenkins, MD
Coral Matus, MD
Mohamad Moussa, MD
Jason Schroeder, MD
Neurosurgery: Neurosurgical Oncology/Surgical Oncology
Puneet Sindhwani, MD
Martin C. Skie, MD