Ronald GifflerRonald F. Giffler, MD is the President and CEO of FirstPath. He also serves as Medical Director of Laboratory Services for Broward Health, an award winning healthcare system in South Florida that encompasses multiple in-patient and out-patient facilities.
He received his medical degree and residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology from the Medical College of Virginia. This was followed by a fellowship in oncologic surgical pathology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, TX. Dr. Giffler is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He has been in practice in Broward County since 1984.
Dr. Giffler also holds a law degree from the University of Miami and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Giffler is also a former Florida HealthCare Risk Manager and has written and lectured extensively on risk management and medical-legal issues in defense of Florida Physicians.
Dr. Giffler is actively involved in numerous professional organizations, including The Florida Medical Association, The Florida Medical Association Foundation, The Professionals Resource Network (PRN), The Broward County Medical Association, and the College of American Pathologists.
Dr. Giffler currently serves as Treasurer of the Florida Medical Association. The FMA is the largest statewide physician organization in Florida with over 20,000 members. He is also Treasurer of the Professional Resource Network. The PRN is nationally recognized as one of the premier organizations providing assistance to a wide range of health care professionals. Dr. Giffler also serves as an Inspector in the Laboratory Accreditation Program of the College of American Pathologists.
Dr. Giffler is currently the Treasurer of the Florida Medical Foundation which drives the charitable activities of the Florida Medical Association. Dr. Giffler has been recognized for his unparalleled contributions to numerous community non-profit organizations including the Board of Directors for Women in Distress of Broward County.
Dr. Giffler served for many years as a Colonel in the United States Army Reserve until his retirement in 2015. He is a graduate of the Army's Command and General Staff College.