Dr. Francis LaMorte is a Managing Director in the Health Solutions segment. With thirty years of experience in healthcare as a management consultant, healthcare chief executive, and emergency physician, Dr. LaMorte brings an extraordinarily distinguished understanding of the healthcare industry to every engagement, and the credibility to lead boards, executives, and physicians together around the vision and strategy of their organization.
As a physician leader experienced in the governance and business development of physician organizations, Dr. LaMorte excels in dynamic environments and assimilates vast quantities of complex information quickly to devise winning solutions.
Dr. LaMorte designs and directs clinical process innovations and financial performance improvements for academic health enterprises, private equity-backed healthcare companies, and physician practice management companies, enabling them to provide services at levels that meet or exceed market expectations while controlling costs.
Dr. LaMorte has led high-profile collaboratives between teaching hospitals and their sponsoring medical schools to identify and remediate deficiencies in ED operations, EMTALA compliance, patient flow, GME resident oversight, and inpatient safety. He led design of the largest split-flow ED model implemented in the US.
Prior to working for FTI Consulting, Dr. LaMorte was a Director in Alvarez & Marsal’s Health Industry Group for ten years, during which time he directed successful performance improvements for academic health enterprises, ambulatory care operations, and FQHCs. He provided M&A due diligence and expert compliance advisories on high-profile matters for several publicly-listed hospital operators.
Previously, Dr. LaMorte was the executive chairman and chief compliance officer of EMA, L.P. for whom he designed and led multiple transformational business developments, enabling it to become the nation’s second largest equal-share physician partnership and one its most respected emergency medicine practice management companies.
Dr. LaMorte served for twenty years as attending physician in the emergency department of the flagship hospital of the St. Barnabas Health Care System, New Jersey’s largest health care system. Dr. LaMorte was president of its 1,000-member independent physician association, and chairman of the System’s utilization management committee with oversight of nearly 10,000 network physicians. He earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton University, and a master's degree in business administration from the Yale University School of Management. He received his doctorate in medicine from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.