Clinical Leadership

Our clinical staff includes some of the most accomplished clinicians in occupational medicine and pharmacotherapy.  They are led by two senior executives who have extensive experience and specialized expertise in addressing the critical clinical issues involved in
workers’ compensation.   

Dr. Robert Goldberg
Robert Goldberg, MD, FACOEM
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Goldberg is a board certified occupational medicine specialist and industry thought leader. A past president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), he is a nationally recognized authority on occupational medicine and musculoskeletal injuries.

Dr. Goldberg’s well-rounded background is a strategic advantage for Healthesystems’ clients. He has treated injured workers in private practice and academic settings and directed the University of California at San Francisco residency training program. Dr. Goldberg has also been involved in clinical research and provided clinical direction to the development of evidence-based medical guidelines and workers’ compensation public policy initiatives. In addition, he has provided clinical leadership to insurance carriers, utilization review organizations, third party administrators and employers.

Dr. Goldberg focuses full-time on shaping the strategic direction and providing oversight for Healthesystems’ clinical programs. His efforts ensure that our PBM and ABM solutions reflect current medical guidelines and best practices.

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Silvia Sacalis
Silvia Sacalis, PharmD
VP, Clinical Services

Dr. Sacalis is a clinical leader with an academic background in pharmacotherapy and information technology. She provides clinical leadership in pharmacotherapy at Healthesystems. Together with Dr. Goldberg, Dr. Sacalis develops clinical strategies that underpin our PBM and ABM solutions.

Dr. Sacalis brings a unique perspective to Healthesystems that enables our clinical programs to reflect a broad clinical view. Prior to joining our management team, she spent 11 years with one of the largest retail pharmacy chains in the US where she was vice president of Clinical Solutions. Dr. Sacalis worked closely with PBMs, insurance companies, health systems, employers and TPAs to develop innovative technology-enabled clinical solutions that reduced pharmacy spending and drove improved patient outcomes. She understands the impacts that drug therapies have on other medical spending. Her unique insights into the retail pharmacy sector help Healthesystems forge strong partnerships with pharmacies and facilitate improved experiences for claims professionals, injured workers and prescribers.

A recognized thought leader and innovator, Dr. Sacalis stays abreast of emerging trends and new drug therapies. She provides guidance on expected financial and therapeutic impacts of drug therapies on workers’ compensation claims populations and is instrumental in identifying new strategies to address them. Dr. Sacalis’ expertise in utilizing healthcare analytics to drive improved outcomes has made her a welcome speaker on national programs sponsored by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems and others.

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Thought Leadership

Dr. Goldberg, Dr. Sacalis and other clinical staff members have made significant contributions that advanced their professional fields. They regularly share their expertise with clients, other clinicians and industry groups in a variety of forums.

  • Leadership and advisory roles with professional associations and industry boards including ACOEM, ODG and AMCP
  • Invited presenters to national, regional and client groups
  • Thought leader articles in national publications
  • Articles on emerging trends for the RxInformer clinical journal
  • White papers and position papers
  • Clinical preceptor and mentor roles with leading pharmacy training programs

Industry Engagement

Our clinical staff has been involved with a number of professional and industry organizations including:

  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association
  • Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • California Medical Association
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems
  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • Work Data Loss Institute - ODG Guidelines