Therus C. Kolff, MD, MPH, a pioneer in the physician staffing industry and veteran healthcare business executive, has joined Life Science Partner as an active member of the firm’s executive board.
“Having known Therus for many years, we’re very excited to welcome him,” said founder Tom Callaway. “His knowledge of team building within healthcare services will be extremely valuable in strengthening our recruiting efforts as well as connecting emerging technology companies with capital sources.”
Dr. Kolff currently serves on the board of VISTA Staffing Solutions, the fifth largest locum tenens company in the nation. In addition to VISTA, Dr. Kolff is the chairman of the board of CWK Network, Inc.
In the 1990s, Dr. Kolff founded or co-founded a Georgia-based physician practice management company specializing in oncology and other healthcare service firms. He was also CEO of the Atlanta division of Iameter, an integrated outcomes management company.
A recognized innovator, Dr. Kolff launched the temporary physician staffing industry in the U.S. with his founding of CompHealth in 1979. The company was founded to fill a need for physicians in rural Western communities. By the time Dr. Kolff stepped down as CEO in 1994, the company had grown to more than $100 million in annual revenues, serving 3,000 provider organizations and 677 full-time equivalents.
Dr. Kolff received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Utah and a master’s in health policy and management from Harvard University. He is treasurer of EARTH University Foundation and a member of the Leadership Council of The Harvard School of Public Health.