At Aventus Health we believe that each of us has been called to help close the gap between the science of personalized medicine and its practice. Aventus’ leadership brings the knowledge, experience and commitment necessary to transform the delivery of healthcare in order to realize the benefits of emerging predictive and precision medicine. In fact, it’s our life’s work, which we share with every Aventus company and its employees, our partners and the providers we serve.
The Aventus Health Leadership Commitment...
Aventus Health Leadership
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Oliver Dawoud, Chief Executive Officer, co-founded Aventus Health in 2015 Mr. Dawoud is responsible for setting the overall direction and strategy of Aventus Health and oversees the development and expansion of Aventus Health branded and affiliated companies to include multiple genetics and diagnostic labs, collaborative programs, data analytics and billing services. Mr. Dawoud also co-founded Aventus Pharmacy in 2012 and remains a co-owner and adviser for the Orlando-based sterile compounding pharmacy. Mr. Dawoud is currently focused on directing the management of Aventus Health’s existing portfolio and evaluating new development and investment opportunities with the executive leadership team.
Nagi Youssef, MD
President and Chairman
Dr. Nagi Youssef co-founded Aventus Health and currently serves as the company’s president and chairman. With degrees in medicine and surgery, Dr. Youssef practiced internal medicine for 25 years before moving his family to the U.S. in 1993. In 2005, he left his medical practice to teach, ultimately leading the development of a new curriculum for the Pharmacy Technicians Associates Program at Seminole College. He also co-founded Aventus Pharmacy with his son, Oliver Dawoud. Today, Dr. Youssef’s is overseeing the development of MEDCI, a state-of-the-art medical facility in Oviedo, Florida, which is scheduled to open in 2021. MEDCI features an urgent care center, outpatient surgery, on-site pharmacy, research labs, sixty physician specialties and a conference center. Dr. Youssef is a member of the Winter Springs/Oviedo Chamber of Commerce.
Director of Operations
Mr. Savas is responsible for overseeing the operations of Aventus Biolabs, including all staffing and instrumentation. Prior to joining Aventus, he was a technical consultant with Medical Source Team, Inc., where he specialized in diagnostic laboratory compliance and licensure. Mr. Savas began his laboratory career at Castle Medical, which was ranked fourth on INC 500’s list of fastest-growing companies and first in the healthcare category. While there, he worked as an instrumentation specialist in the chemistry analyzer department, helping physician offices obtain the appropriate licensure, equipment, personnel, and compliance documentation required for setting up their in-house laboratories. In addition to his role at Aventus Biolabs, Mr. Savas consults on Aventus Health acquisitions and works with external partners developing a compliant and sustainable model for diagnostic laboratories.
Michelle Taylor, MD
Dr. Michelle Taylor obtained her medical degree at Des Moines University – College of Osteopathic Medicine, one of the oldest and highest-ranked Osteopathic programs in the U.S. She completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology from MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, as well as completing a fellowship in Transfusion Medicine at Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota. Prior to joining Aventus Health, Dr. Taylor served as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Laboratories at ApriHealth (formerly Transfuse Solutions) and acted as the Assistant Medical Director and Medical Director for numerous laboratories. As Medical Director at Aventus Biolabs, Dr. Taylor is able to apply her diverse background and experience in both entrepreneurial and corporate lab environments. She continues to work closely with clinicians and data scientists at ApriHealth to derive hyper-personalized algorithms for patient blood management and laboratory test utilization.
Chief Legal Officer
Mr. Girgis joined Aventus Health in 2018 to advise and counsel on all legal and business matters. Prior to joining Aventus, Mr. Girgis served as in-house counsel for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield where he specialized in overseeing transactional work for the company, both internally and externally. Mr. Girgis began his healthcare law career at a hospital in NJ, where he served as General Counsel, helping the failing hospital become profitable. While there, he gained vast knowledge and experience with the provider side of healthcare, launching his career as a valuable expert in the field. From there, the largest healthcare insurance payor in NYC recruited Mr. Girgis to serve as its Assistant General Counsel responsible for handling a wide variety of business-related matters, including the negotiation of multi-million dollar deals on behalf of the company. David received his Bachelor’s degree from Saint John’s University (cum laude) and graduated from Rutgers School of Law.