Cheryl Conner, RN

Cheryl ConnerChief Executive Officer
Member, Executive Committee

Cheryl joined Emergency Service Partners in 1994 and has been a driving force behind the company’s growth and success ever since. A graduate from the University of Texas, Cheryl worked with UT’s business school to create a joint MBA program with the School of Nursing. Her management career includes roles as an ED department director as well as in hospital administration, human resources, quality management, and consulting.

Cheryl’s successes include creating software to measure individual physician quality performance that sold to more than 200 hospitals nationwide, designing one of the nation’s first case management programs, and creating cross functional, multi-leveled quality improvement programs. Because of her innovative mind-set and proven track record, Cheryl has served on several industry-related national task forces; she served as Vice-Chair during her more than decade of service to the board and executive committee of the Emergency Department Practice Management Association.

Sam Roberts, MD, FACEP

RobertsSamLFounding Partner
Chief Medical Officer
Secretary, Board of Managers
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Roberts is a founding partner of ESP and served as the Medical Director and Chair of the Emergency Department at Seton Medical Center for more than 25 years. As one of three members of the ESP Executive Committee, he is directly involved in the day-to-day operations of the company and serves as Secretary of ESP’s Board of Managers.

Dr. Roberts graduated in 1978 from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston. He was Board Certified in Family Medicine in 1981 and was Board Certified in Emergency Medicine in 1987; he was certified by the Board of Forensic Examiners in 1997.

In addition, Dr. Roberts is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine for UTMB and was Clinical Faculty Member of the UT Southwestern-Austin Emergency Medicine Residency program (now The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Emergency Medicine Residency).

Dr. Roberts served as Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for the Seton Family of Hospitals for 20 years. He served as President of the Seton Family of Hospitals medical staff and as Chief of Staff for Seton Medical Center Austin. He currently serves as a board member for the Seton Fund, Ascension Texas Healthcare, and Seton Health Affiliates. Dr. Roberts has also been a Physician Reviewer for The Texas Medical Board and the Texas Medical Foundation Health Quality Institute.

Bruce Moskow, MD, JD, FACEP, FAAEM

MoskowBruce2009LFounding Partner
President, Board of Managers
Member, Executive Committee

Dr. Moskow is the President of Emergency Service Physicians, PLLC, and serves on the Board of Managers. As one of three members of the ESP Executive Committee, he is directly involved in the day-to-day operations of the company.

He received his medical degree in 1979 from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and a law degree in 1983 from University of Texas School of Law. He is ABEM Board Certified, and recertified, in Emergency Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and is a founding member and Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Moskow served as Medical Director of the Seton Northwest Hospital Emergency Department from its opening in 1991 until 2003. He is a Past Chief of Seton Northwest’s Medical Staff and Past President of the Seton Family of Hospitals Medical Staff. He was a founder and was on the original Board of Directors of the Emergency Department Practice Management Association, and returned to service on that Board in 2015. He recently served as President of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians (TCEP). He has been an elected Councilor from TCEP to the American College of Emergency Physicians every year since 2004 and serves on the ACEP Reimbursement Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Emergency Medicine Risk Retention Group as well as the Board of the Texas Alliance for Patient Access.

Brian Aldred, MD, FACEP

AldredBrian2009LExecutive Vice President

As Executive Vice President, Dr. Aldred oversees ESP’s business development efforts. He also serves as the medical director at Five Star ER, ESP’s freestanding emergency centers in the Austin area.

From 2008 to 2014, he served as the emergency department medical director at Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round Rock, TX. At SMCW, Aldred led an ED team providing high quality, high acuity, highly efficient care while maintaining excellent patient and family satisfaction. He also served as chief of staff and was chosen as the Physician Clinical Informatics Liaison for SMCW. He led the site’s Medical Executive Committee and has been a member of the SMCW Foundation Board. In addition, he is a voting member of the Seton Healthcare Family Board Clinical Quality Committee and has become one of the lead trainers for High Reliability Organization training at SMCW. He was elected to the ESP Board of Managers in 2012.

Prior to joining ESP, Dr. Aldred worked for more than 11 years in a community, tertiary referral center and Level I trauma center. During this time he held various leadership roles including Air Medical Transport Team Director, Vice Chief of the Emergency Department, and Transfer Center Medical Director. His varied experience includes various practice models in rural/critical access hospitals, a large urban tertiary care facility, and a free-standing ED.

Dr. Aldred grew up in the Chicago area and graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in biology. He attended medical school and completed his residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996.

Dr. Aldred lives in Leander with his wife and three children, who have thoroughly acclimated to life in Texas with a newfound love of barbecue and cowboy boots. Outside of work, Aldred and his family enjoy traveling to explore new places and experiencing new cultures.