Our Leaders

Stacey EmpsonStacey Empson, JD, MHA
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Stacey Empson is the founder and chief executive officer of Epiphany Healthcare Advisors. She formed Epiphany after working as an executive, and business and legal advisor, in the healthcare industry for more than 15 years. Her clients include some of the most preeminent hospitals and health systems, physician practices, business alliances, and healthcare vendors and service firms throughout the United States and Canada. Stacey’s extensive healthcare business background includes practicing healthcare law; providing strategic services to children’s hospital executives in her role as vice president of a pediatric business alliance; helping to grow the nation’s largest privately-held healthcare information technology consulting firm and taking it through acquisition by a Fortune 15 company; and managing business development and operations for a $50 million healthcare consulting division. She earned a Juris Doctorate and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Kansas. Stacey is also a Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Fellow, an American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Diplomate, and she serves on several professional and philanthropic boards. Her personal passions include spending time with her family, traveling globally and collecting contemporary art.

Eric Ruderman, MD

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Dr. Eric Ruderman functions as Epiphany’s chief medical officer. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the Rheumatology Clinical Practice Director at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation in Chicago, Illinois. Eric lectures and consults, internationally and nationally, for numerous healthcare organizations and businesses, and his work is frequently published in journals, text books and trade magazines. In addition, he has been the principal investigator on more than 50 industry-sponsored clinical trials. After completing his undergraduate studies at Princeton University, Eric received his Medical Degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and went on to complete his residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his fellowship in rheumatology at Harvard University’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. For the past 10 years, Eric has served his community as a board member of the Arthritis Foundation and as a member of several standing committees at the American College of Rheumatology. Eric is an avid skier and enjoys spending time with his family at their Michigan lake home.