Dr. Arti Masturzo serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Misonix, who manufactures best in class surgical ultrasonic technology to change patient outcomes in Spine, Neuro and Wound Care. A Board-certified Internal Medicine physician and accomplished healthcare executive whose professional experience includes 20-years of service delivery in multiple sites of care and in-depth knowledge of healthcare operations at all levels. Dr. Masturzo is a healthcare leader and market strategist; her experience includes physician management with P&L accountability, new service-line/technology development, and strategy in companies focused on chronic disease states. She is a successful healthcare entrepreneur who achieved the sale of private business to a private equity company and has participated in multiple M&A transactions as an executive team member of private-equity-backed companies.
Dr. Masturzo received her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of South Florida, Tampa FL and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband of 18 years and two children. Her hobbies including performing arts, especially classical opera, films, and music. Her favorite hobby is traveling the world with her family.
Dr. Masturzo’s Prescription for Success:
Number 1: Be kind to yourself, so that you can be kind to others. And what I mean by that is physicians or executives, in general, are very driven; it’s so easy to be unkind to yourself, to beat yourself up, to be your biggest critic. And if you can learn to be kind to yourself you’re able to be kind to others.
Number 2: Everyone has a balance sheet. We all have our strengths and we all have our weaknesses, and sometimes your strengths are your weaknesses and vice versa. And if we can understand that and embrace it, we can be better leaders; we can be better executives, better physicians, and we can be better parents, and siblings, and daughters, or wives.
Number 3: Stop and smell the roses. People who are very driven and focused need to take the time to share their gratitude–to say thank you–to the people who’ve helped you. Say thank you to yourself by appreciating the work and the accomplishments that you and the people around you have had.
Number 4: I think one thing that doesn’t ever go away is hard work. So finding something, finding purpose, and then really working hard at pursuing that purpose and doing it with a genuine love for what you’re doing. I think is a big key to success.
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Notable quotes from Dr. Masturzo’s interview:
We have in our family a total of 20 plus physicians. … So you can imagine that dinners were very interesting or boring depending on how you think of that. So, medicine is in my blood.
(on wound care) This is the coolest thing. I get to think like an internist and I can cut like a surgeon, and it’s the best of both worlds.
When I think about the topic of this podcast–what the prescription for success is–I think that’s what my father was trying to tell me: you found purpose.
Of all the other specialties, what I liked about [internal medicine] is that no matter what I knew about it, no matter how much I learned, no matter how many times I read Harrison’s textbook, I would never learn it all.
Chronic wound care is chronic disease management. And that’s what I realized appealed to me about the field is I was managing chronic disease states.
(on joining the executive team of a healthcare startup) That was my first taste of private-equity and industry and I loved it. I loved it because what I wasn’t getting in my day-to-day practice was that entrepreneurial, creative, let’s build, let’s grow, let’s fix it in a team environment, and it was addictive.