Who We Are

US Orthopedic Alliance is a national organization focused on empowering independent orthopedic practices to excel.

Why Choose Us

Independent orthopedic practices choose to work with us in order to gain advanced and robust orthopedic-specific practice resources and systems while maintaining their independence and retaining the central role with their patients and decisions regarding their medical care.

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Our Mission


Orthopedic Practices

Ricardo (“Rick”) Salas

Chief Executive Officer

Founder of iLIANT Corporation, a leading management service organization for physician groups serving over 10,000 physicians at the time of its purchase by McKesson in 2012. Co-founder of Medical Manager Corporation, a leading practice management system company (IPO in 1997 and sold to WebMD in 2000). Principal of MSI Healthcare, Inc. Director of Advantum Health, a revenue cycle management company. President of Pediatric Health Alliance, a pediatric management company. 1986 Graduate of Harvard University in Economics.


Alex W. Byers


Founder and Director of MSI Healthcare Inc, a leader in development, management, billing and consulting services to healthcare providers and their organizations. Chief Executive Officer and senior executive of numerous Hospitals, Physician Practices and Outpatient Surgical Centers and related medical businesses in multiple States. Extensive experience in restructuring and reengineering physician practices, professional corporations and Surgical Centers.


Led the development and management of 15 Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Centers, three of which receiving regulatory exception status to perform total joint surgery.


Graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, BS Science; University of Pittsburgh, Masters of Public Health, Medical and Hospital Administration, MPH; Post Graduate Education, Carnegie Mellon University,  Pittsburgh, Economics.

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John Kang

Chief Strategy Officer​
Co-Founder and President of Medical Manager Corporation which became the leading healthcare information technology system for physicians in the 1990s with over 120,000 physicians using its technology. Initial public offering of Medical Manager in 1997 and sold to WebMD in 2000 in a transaction valued at over $3 billion. Graduated from Harvard University with a bachelors in Economics in 1985.
Independent Orthopedic Practices

Kevin P. Carey

Chief Revenue Officer

Business Development Leader, U.S. Navy Veteran, Health Technologies Expert to Payors, Providers, and Government Contractors.  Board appointments at POs, ACOs, HIEs, ACHE, and HIMSS.  Holds an MBA/MHSA from the University of Kansas and board certified in Healthcare Management; CPHIMSS in the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives since 1999.  PADI and HSA SCUBA Certified Dive Instructor.

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Laura Spidell

VP of Finance
Accomplished, results-driven financial management executive with 15 years of progressive experience in Orthopedic finance and operations management. Demonstrated ability to leverage a deep understanding of key business drivers to identify trends, interpret results, and implement strategies to accomplish business targets. Proven success in improving profitability through cost reduction, process innovation, and revenue enhancement. Graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. in Health Policy and Administration.
Orthopedic Practices

Kevin Dinant

VP of Ancillary Programs

25+ years of experience working within the orthopedic space. Experience with successful development and management of clinical operations for both clinical and ancillary product lines. Proven track record in implementing or enhancing ancillary business lines such as Durable Medical Equipment, Physical / Occupational Therapy, MRI, Biologics, and physician dispensing. Proficient in keen operational and lean management techniques designed to improve the patient’s experience and increase the physicians’ production. Graduate of Penn State University.

Independent Orthopedic Practices

Andrew Meehan

VP of Public Relations

Andrew is an experienced public relations professional specializing in media relations, executive positioning, branding and strategic communications planning. He has unique expertise and experience in creating and implementing senior level marketing programs with an emphasis on health and wellness and healthcare programming, including brokering third-party partnerships, cross-brand and corporate communications strategies, and providing consumer marketing expertise across system-wide networks.