Robert P. DeCresce

Chairperson, Pathology at Rush University Medical Center

Robert P. DeCresce

Robert P. DeCresce

Chairperson, Pathology at Rush University Medical Center

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Birthday

1950

Age

68

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Chief Executive Officer at Rush University Medical Center

Advisor at WHI Capital Partners

Administrative Member at Firestarter Fund LLC

President, Medical Staff at Rush University Medical Center

President, Rush Medical Staff at Rush University Medical Center

President, Medical Staff at Rush University Medical Center

Director-Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Rush University Medical Center

Interim Dean, Graduate College at Rush University Medical Center

Provost, Rush University at Rush University Medical Center

Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer at Rush University Medical Center

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Robert P. DeCresce
Chairperson, Pathology at Rush University Medical Center
Education
Bachelor of Science

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

Master of Business Administration

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

Doctor of Medicine

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, often known as P&S, is a graduate school of Columbia University that is located in the Columbia University Medical Center in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Founded in 1767 by Samuel Bard as the medical department of King's College (now Columbia University), the College of Physicians and Surgeons was the first medical school in the thirteen colonies and hence, the United States, to award the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. Beginning in 1993, P&S also was the first U.S. medical school to hold a White Coat Ceremony.

Career History
Chairperson, Pathology
1991 - Current

Rush is a not-for-profit academic medical center comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health. Renowned Patient Care Rush University Medical Center encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to older adults and people with short- and long-term disabilities. It includes Rush's 376-bed Tower hospital building, which opened in 2012 as part of the Medical Center's major campus renovation. Rush's commitment to sustainability innovation earned the Tower LEED Gold certification. It is the largest new construction health care project in the world to be LEED Gold certified. Rush's renovation also includes Rush's Orthopedic Building, which opened in 2010, and the ongoing campuswide implementation of an electronic medical record system, enhancing patient care and safety. A unique combination of research and patient care has earned Rush national rankings in 11 of 16 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 America's Best Hospitals issue, among other recognitions of our quality of care and accreditations. Our nurses are at the forefront of our efforts to provide quality care, receiving Magnet status three times for making outstanding nursing care the standard at the Medical Center. Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status — the highest honor in nursing — and the first in Illinois to earn a third four-year designation. And some of the world’s best athletes trust themselves to the hands of our physicians. Rush is proud to be the preferred hospital for the Chicago Bulls and home to the team physicians for both the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox.

Chair, Department of Pathology
Current
Operating Partner
Current

Shore Capital Partners focuses on investments in lower middle-market companies in the healthcare sector. For platform investments, the firm targets companies with $5 million to $50 million and EBITDA of $1 million to $5 million. For add-on investments, companies should have at least $1 million in revenues. There is no minimum EBITDA requirement. Shore Capital Partners participates in: family succession transactions, MBOs, LBOs, recapitalizations, industry consolidations, growth investments and corporate divestitures.

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Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2007 - Current

VWR International LLC engages in the supply and distribution of laboratory equipment. It offers products in the areas of research and development, production, life science, healthcare, safety and industrial, controlled environment, furniture, chromatography, food and beverage analysis, and office supplies. The company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in Radnor, PA.

Director
2007 - Current

VWR Funding, Inc. engages in the supply and distribution of laboratory equipment. The firm's products include chemicals, glassware, equipment, instruments, protective clothing, production supplies and other assorted laboratory products. It also provides certain services to some of its customers including technical services, on-site storeroom services and laboratory and furniture design, supply and installation. The company was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in Radnor, PA.

Independent Director
2007 - 2017

VWR Corp. is a provider of products, services and solutions to laboratory and production facilities. Its services provide innovative, flexible and customized solutions from scientific research services to custom manufactured chemical blends. In addition, the company supports its customers by providing on-site services, storeroom management, product procurement, supply chain systems integration, cleanroom services, scientific services and technical services, including laboratory and furniture design, supply and installation. It provides laboratory products, services and solutions to the global life science, general research and applied markets, which include customers in the Biopharma sector, as well as industries such as agriculture, chemical, environmental, food and beverage, healthcare, microelectronic and petrochemical. The company through its subsidiaries offers portfolios of branded and private label laboratory products and value-added services, including custom manufacturing. Its consumable products offers general laboratory supplies, chemicals, production supplies and safety, life science supplies, healthcare products and science education. Durable Products and Equipment include freezers, centrifuges, scales, furnaces, incubators, photometers, microscopes, chromatographers, mass spectrometers, desks, chairs, cabinets, benches and fume hoods. The Value-Added Services include DNA extraction, bio reactor servicing, cell bank management, lean lab design services, equipment calibration, incubator and biohub management and point of use management. VWR was founded in May 2007 and is headquartered in Radnor, PA.

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Trustee
1991 - Prior

Rush is a not-for-profit academic medical center comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health. Renowned Patient Care Rush University Medical Center encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to older adults and people with short- and long-term disabilities. It includes Rush's 376-bed Tower hospital building, which opened in 2012 as part of the Medical Center's major campus renovation. Rush's commitment to sustainability innovation earned the Tower LEED Gold certification. It is the largest new construction health care project in the world to be LEED Gold certified. Rush's renovation also includes Rush's Orthopedic Building, which opened in 2010, and the ongoing campuswide implementation of an electronic medical record system, enhancing patient care and safety. A unique combination of research and patient care has earned Rush national rankings in 11 of 16 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 America's Best Hospitals issue, among other recognitions of our quality of care and accreditations. Our nurses are at the forefront of our efforts to provide quality care, receiving Magnet status three times for making outstanding nursing care the standard at the Medical Center. Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status — the highest honor in nursing — and the first in Illinois to earn a third four-year designation. And some of the world’s best athletes trust themselves to the hands of our physicians. Rush is proud to be the preferred hospital for the Chicago Bulls and home to the team physicians for both the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox.

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$100K +
2009

Rush is a not-for-profit academic medical center comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health. Renowned Patient Care Rush University Medical Center encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to older adults and people with short- and long-term disabilities. It includes Rush's 376-bed Tower hospital building, which opened in 2012 as part of the Medical Center's major campus renovation. Rush's commitment to sustainability innovation earned the Tower LEED Gold certification. It is the largest new construction health care project in the world to be LEED Gold certified. Rush's renovation also includes Rush's Orthopedic Building, which opened in 2010, and the ongoing campuswide implementation of an electronic medical record system, enhancing patient care and safety. A unique combination of research and patient care has earned Rush national rankings in 11 of 16 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 America's Best Hospitals issue, among other recognitions of our quality of care and accreditations. Our nurses are at the forefront of our efforts to provide quality care, receiving Magnet status three times for making outstanding nursing care the standard at the Medical Center. Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status — the highest honor in nursing — and the first in Illinois to earn a third four-year designation. And some of the world’s best athletes trust themselves to the hands of our physicians. Rush is proud to be the preferred hospital for the Chicago Bulls and home to the team physicians for both the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox.

$10K - $25K
2008

Rush is a not-for-profit academic medical center comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health. Renowned Patient Care Rush University Medical Center encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to older adults and people with short- and long-term disabilities. It includes Rush's 376-bed Tower hospital building, which opened in 2012 as part of the Medical Center's major campus renovation. Rush's commitment to sustainability innovation earned the Tower LEED Gold certification. It is the largest new construction health care project in the world to be LEED Gold certified. Rush's renovation also includes Rush's Orthopedic Building, which opened in 2010, and the ongoing campuswide implementation of an electronic medical record system, enhancing patient care and safety. A unique combination of research and patient care has earned Rush national rankings in 11 of 16 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 America's Best Hospitals issue, among other recognitions of our quality of care and accreditations. Our nurses are at the forefront of our efforts to provide quality care, receiving Magnet status three times for making outstanding nursing care the standard at the Medical Center. Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status — the highest honor in nursing — and the first in Illinois to earn a third four-year designation. And some of the world’s best athletes trust themselves to the hands of our physicians. Rush is proud to be the preferred hospital for the Chicago Bulls and home to the team physicians for both the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox.

$10K - $25K
2007

Rush is a not-for-profit academic medical center comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health. Renowned Patient Care Rush University Medical Center encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to older adults and people with short- and long-term disabilities. It includes Rush's 376-bed Tower hospital building, which opened in 2012 as part of the Medical Center's major campus renovation. Rush's commitment to sustainability innovation earned the Tower LEED Gold certification. It is the largest new construction health care project in the world to be LEED Gold certified. Rush's renovation also includes Rush's Orthopedic Building, which opened in 2010, and the ongoing campuswide implementation of an electronic medical record system, enhancing patient care and safety. A unique combination of research and patient care has earned Rush national rankings in 11 of 16 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 America's Best Hospitals issue, among other recognitions of our quality of care and accreditations. Our nurses are at the forefront of our efforts to provide quality care, receiving Magnet status three times for making outstanding nursing care the standard at the Medical Center. Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status — the highest honor in nursing — and the first in Illinois to earn a third four-year designation. And some of the world’s best athletes trust themselves to the hands of our physicians. Rush is proud to be the preferred hospital for the Chicago Bulls and home to the team physicians for both the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox.

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VWR Corp. is a provider of products, services and solutions to laboratory and production facilities. Its services provide innovative, flexible and customized solutions from scientific research services to custom manufactured chemical blends. In addition, the company supports its customers by providing on-site services, storeroom management, product procurement, supply chain systems integration, cleanroom services, scientific services and technical services, including laboratory and furniture design, supply and installation. It provides laboratory products, services and solutions to the global life science, general research and applied markets, which include customers in the Biopharma sector, as well as industries such as agriculture, chemical, environmental, food and beverage, healthcare, microelectronic and petrochemical. The company through its subsidiaries offers portfolios of branded and private label laboratory products and value-added services, including custom manufacturing. Its consumable products offers general laboratory supplies, chemicals, production supplies and safety, life science supplies, healthcare products and science education. Durable Products and Equipment include freezers, centrifuges, scales, furnaces, incubators, photometers, microscopes, chromatographers, mass spectrometers, desks, chairs, cabinets, benches and fume hoods. The Value-Added Services include DNA extraction, bio reactor servicing, cell bank management, lean lab design services, equipment calibration, incubator and biohub management and point of use management. VWR was founded in May 2007 and is headquartered in Radnor, PA.

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