Barry Portugal is president of Health Care Development Services, Inc., a strategic business planning management consulting firm. Mr. Portugal has undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration from the University of Illinois and the University of Pennsylvania respectively. He also attended Northwestern University School of Law.

Prior to forming Health Care Development Services, Inc., in 1981, Mr. Portugal held several senior management positions with firms in the health care industry. During the thirteen years Mr. Portugal spent on the corporate side of the industry, he served as sales manager, marketing manager, and corporate officer in charge of marketing for Technicon Instruments Corporation; Telemed Corporation, division of Becton-Dickinson; and Damon Corporation.

Mr. Portugal consults with hospitals, large multi-specialty group practices, clinical laboratories, and pathology groups. His special area of interest is strategic planning and business development of health care providers. In this role, Mr. Portugal has designed business plans which have sucessfully achieved goals desired by client organizations.

Mr. Portugal is a member of the American Hospital Association Society for Hospital Planning; Clinical Laboratory Management Association, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, and the American Pathology Foundation; and the Medical Group Management Association. Additionally, Mr. Portugal has had written articles published in Clinical Laboratory Management Review, Pathologist, and the Medical Group Management Association Journal. He has been a featured speaker at American Hospital Association, Health Care Financial Management Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, Clinical Laboratory Management Association; and the American Pathology Foundation meetings focusing on hospital laboratory strategic planning and business development issues.

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