Chairman of the Board, DFES
Jefferson Medical College
Leonard A Nitowski MD FACEP received his medical degree from Jefferson medical College in 1982 and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Christiana Care from 1982 to 1985. Immediately upon graduation from residency, Dr. Nitowski joined Doctors for Emergency Service (DFES). He has served on the DFES Board of Directors and has been part of the DFES management team since 1989. He is a Past President of DFES having served from 1999 to 2016 in that capacity. Dr. Nitowski has wide experience in a variety of healthcare organizations, having previously served on the Board of Directors of a large hospital system, been Chairman of a large multispecialty physician organization, served on the Board of Directors of a health insurance company and medical billing company respectively along with a number of other varied roles related to healthcare organizations.
Dr. Nitowski also has been active in government affairs since the late 1990s up until recently. His leadership roles within DFES have previously involved day today management of all business affairs affecting DFES including human resources functions, medical legal affairs, and other aspects of running a medical practice such as revenue cycle management and contracting with third-party payers. In his current and more limited role as Chairman of the Board of DFES, he provides governance oversight and supports the current President and other officers of DFES who run DFES operations on a day-to-day basis.
He looks forward to celebrating 40 years in his professional life in Delaware this July 1, 2022.