Physician and senior executive Dr. Rodolfo Gari leads Gari Enterprises as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President. He also serves as President and CEO of Gari Enterprises Investments, a position he has held since 2010. Prior to joining the family business, Dr. Gari founded several companies in the Tampa, Florida area, including the Tampa Pain Relief Center, Anesthesiology Professional Services, and Surgery Partners.
As the founder and CEO of the Tampa Pain Relief Center from 1996 to 2009, Dr. Rodolfo Gari planned and managed the company’s growth from a single location to one of the largest medical practices of pain management services in the Tampa area. In 1999, Dr. Gari established Anesthesiology Professional Services, a multi-center facility offering outpatient anesthesia services throughout the State of Florida. Two years later, he launched Surgery Partners, which, by the time Dr. Gari sold the company in 2009, was generating over $120 million in revenue each year and was employing a staff of more than 400 people.
A practicing physician since 1985, Dr. Rodolfo Gari began his academic career at the University of South Florida, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. He went on to earn a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. He continued his education with an internship in internal medicine at Orlando Regional Medical Center and a residency in anesthesiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. While completing his residency, Dr. Gari was named Resident Team Chief in the Department of Anesthesiology. In 1994, he returned to the University of South Florida to study finance, business, and entrepreneurship, earning a Master of Business Administration in 1996.