Robert O. Baratta is highly respected practicing ophthalmologist in South Florida, and an experienced senior executive, leader, and innovator. He has held leadership and advisory positions with the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Vanderbilt University Eye Institute. He is also an accomplished entrepreneur, having served as Chief Executive Officer of Ascent Surgical Partners, an ambulatory surgery center management company, and Chairman of MedAmerica HealthCare Suppliers, a medical supplies company exporting to Central America. Dr. Baratta is one of the inventors of PolyCol, and received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was elected to the Board of Directors of FPIC Insurance Group in 1996 and was elected its Chairman in 1999. FPIC Insurance Group was listed on the NASDAQ exchange (NASDAQ: FPIC) until its sale in 2010. Dr. Baratta was responsible for the turnaround of that business, its subsequent sale and successful return of value to shareholders.