Leadership TeamExcelis Medical Associates
DION R. SAMERSON, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, CPE
Chief Executive Officer
As a partner in the group and physician leader at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dr. Samerson has served on several hospital and healthcare system committees. He was instrumental in developing a Type I Emergency Department Observation Unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital in 2015. Dr. Samerson was the Observation Unit Director prior to becoming the Emergency Department Medical Director and Department Chair for St. Joseph’s Hospital in 2018. In 2020, Excelis’ Board of Directors appointed Dr. Samerson to be the group’s Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Samerson is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physician and Certified Physician Executive.
AMY C. HAMPTON, MBA
Chief Operating Officer
During her time at Mednax as Regional Director of Operations, Amy managed several large anesthesia groups, pain management practices and neonatology groups in North Carolina. She joined EMA as the COO in January 2018. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Policy and Administration from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
ANTHONY I. PIDALA, JR., MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Dr. Pidala has been a member of Excelis Medical Associates for over 37 years. In 1993, he served as Medical Director for the Rescue Division of Tampa Fire Department. From 1991-1995, he was the Medical Director of Care Flight, a former St. Joseph’s Hospitals flight program. In addition, Dr. Pidala has been a member of the Hillsborough County Medical Association since 2003, served on its Executive Council from 2010-2014 and currently serves on its Foundation Board. He has been a member of the Florida Medical Association since 2003.
Dr. Pidala served as the Medical Director and Chair of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 23 years (1995-2018). He has been a member of the EMA Board of Directors for the last 25 years and EMA’s President since 2014. Dr. Pidala was elected Chief of Staff at St. Joseph Hospitals in April 2018.