Gary Meller ’68

Governance Co-Chair, Abbot Academy Fund.

Gary attended Columbia University after PA. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital of McGill University. After residency, he earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Gary founded MedAccess Inc, a developer of urgent care centers in the Midwest and Alaska. Gary became the CEO of the Health Services Division of Humana Inc. where he ran a network of 150 MedFirst ambulatory care centers in 17 states. He later developed networks of independent and hospital affiliated medical groups in South Florida.

In education, Gary was a co-founder of MedSim Ltd. which developed the first commercially successful computerized simulator for medical education. The UltraSim is used in ultrasound technology training programs in the US and around the world. Gary was a director of NextEd, which developed online education hosting services and international online higher education in conjunction with universities in the US, China, Australia, England and Asia. He is an advisor to JazzyMedia, a U.K. advertising agency focused on K-12 Schools. He is currently the Senior Advisor to Edgemakers Inc, a global education company focusing on developing creativity and innovation.

Gary has published articles in leading medical journals, medical and management textbooks. His publications cover the adoption of information technology in health care organizations, the management of physician practices, and the role of simulation in medical education.

Gary serves on several non-profit boards, and on the board of directors of Chembio Diagnostics Inc, a public company that develops and manufactures rapid diagnostic tests for HIV, Tuberculosis, Syphilis, Ebola, Chagas disease, Zika virus and other diseases in the US and around the world. He was a founding member of QVL pharmacy, a specialty retail pharmacy.

Gary is the father of Eric Meller PA '12

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