George Pillari is a turnaround consultant specializing in healthcare industry companies. Recently, he assisted LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, an illness management business, to file for bankruptcy protection.
In 1998, he co-founded HCIA, a firm which created the first quantitative 100 Top Hospitals ranking. After some time had passed, he sold his business venture to Thomson Reuters.
Early Life and Education
Pillari made a major impact during his tenure at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, pioneering catheter-based angioplasty and becoming one of the first interventional radiologists in America. Additionally, he invented and patented the Pillari Needle–an innovation which continues to be used today by practitioners around the world.
Pillari was an accomplished physician, as well as an influential member of the business world. He predicted healthcare reform and helped create Solucient’s “Top 100 Hospitals” ranking, which continues to be widely consulted among hospital industry insiders.
George Pillari is a radiologist with extensive expertise in X-rays and other medical imaging methods. With over 30 years of experience, he served his country during the Vietnam War with the United States Public Health Service. Over his professional career, he has been involved in a number of groundbreaking developments that have revolutionized patient and doctor care. As one of the early interventional radiologists, he is widely considered one of the founding fathers of vascular medicine. He has served as a mentor to many in the field and is proud member of both the American College of Radiology and Society of Vascular Surgery. Additionally, he was recognized with both the Distinguished Physician Award by both New York State Society of Vascular Surgery and American Association of Clinical Radiology.
George Pillari’s personal life is an eclectic mix of activities, events and people that shape his sense of self. As a doctor in Northport, NY, he uses medical imaging to assist patients treat their health issues. Additionally, he is married and father to two sons. Outside work, George enjoys traveling, sports and music – as well as his passion for art which he displays at art galleries and museums around the country. Furthermore, he belongs to several clubs.
While still an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University, he co-founded a healthcare data gathering company called HCIA with two of his professors. Although they were one of the first to produce hospital ratings, their system relied solely on soft factors without much data-collection. Eventually, Thomson Reuters acquired HCIA for $1.2 million.