Dean Weiland


President and CEO

Mr. Dean Weiland serves as the President and CEO of Cogent Healthcare. A long-time Nashville resident, Mr. Weiland has an exceptional track record leading healthcare service companies. As the founder and Chief Operating Officer of Renal Advantage Inc., the third-largest dialysis company in the United States, he oversaw the operation of more than 150 dialysis centers throughout the country and led the merger of Renal Advantage first with Liberty Dialysis and then completed the merger with Fresenius Medical Care.

Previously, Mr. Weiland held executive leadership roles including Chief Executive Officer of The Work Institute, Corporate Vice President/General Manager of Aladdin Industries, and Executive Vice President of MedStat Inc. He started his career in the healthcare industry with Baxter Healthcare where he ultimately became Vice President of New Business Initiatives for Caremark. Before he began his career, Mr. Weiland received a degree in Management and Marketing from the Northern Illinois University College of Business.

Mr. Weiland is committed to Cogent Healthcare’s goal to be the leading provider of hospital and critical care medicine in the nation, and strengthening its position as a leader in the evolving hospital market place. Mr. Weiland also sits on the Cogent Healthcare Board of Directors, leading our vision to drive quality metrics by appropriately managing care while reducing costs. Mr. Weiland and his wife Linda reside in suburban Nashville.