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James A. D'Orta


James A. D’Orta, MD, is a seasoned business executive, entrepreneur, and physician, with years of leadership experience in both clinical and business settings. Dr. D’Orta is known for his strategic insights and contributions on numerous boards of directors in both the profit and nonprofit sectors; his ability to position new and existing companies for long-term success; and his extensive national and international network of senior-level contacts in business, government, and nonprofits.

Dr. D’Orta most recently served as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of ACell, a Maryland-based medical device manufacturer. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as a member of the Board of Directors and as chairman of the board’s Corporate Governance, Nominating and Compliance Committees.

Prior to ACell, Dr. D’Orta served as the Founder and CEO of Consumer Health Services, Inc., which provided medical support for the walk-in medical clinics in Duane Reed drugstores. Consumer Health Services was acquired by Walgreens in 2013. He formerly was an investor, medical advisor and member of the Board of Directors of Minute Clinic, the walk-in medical clinics which was sold to CVS drugstores.

Earlier, he was founder and CEO of LifeLink MD, providing distribution, training and medical oversight for automated external defibrillators (AEDs), as well as public advocacy and education that helped make AEDS widely available. That company was later sold to Medtronic. In the 1980s, he was a partner in Professional Emergency Physicians (PEP), a group of emergency medical physicians with contracts in several leading hospitals in the DC-Maryland-Virginia region. PEP was later merged into Sterling Health, Inc.

In the 1990s, he served in numerous public service positions, including chairman of the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Emergency Medical Services, which was responsible for keeping Maryland’s emergency medical system at the forefront of such systems nationwide. During this period, he earned honors for his leadership within the medical community and in numerous humanitarian missions.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of MedStar Health, Inc., the largest provider of acute and in-hospital care within the tri-state area; and he serves on several nonprofit and community service boards.