Mark A. Kadzielski is a partner and national chair of the Health Care practice of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Los Angeles office.
Mr. Kadzielski represents hospitals, medical staffs, managed care enterprises, and institutional and individual health care providers throughout the United States. His work includes government regulatory investigations, contracting issues, credentialing, peer review, licensing, medical staff bylaws, joint commission accreditation and Medicare certification.
Mr. Kadzielski has prepared more than 200 sets of medical staff bylaws and has handled numerous peer review hearings and appeals, including litigation in many courts.
Prior to joining Pepper, Mr. Kadzielski was a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright in Los Angeles where he headed the firm’s West Coast health law practice.
Mr. Kadzielski has been ranked annually since 2005 in the top tier of California health care lawyers by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. For the past 25 years, he has been listed in the health care section of The Best Lawyers in America and was selected for inclusion on the 2004-2015 Southern California Super Lawyers lists in health law.
In 2005, Mr. Kadzielski was one of four Californians and 40 attorneys nationwide to be inducted to the inaugural class of Fellows by the American Health Lawyers Association. As one of two appointed liaisons to the association’s Diversity+Inclusion Council from the AHLA Fellows program, Mr. Kadzielski and representatives from the various boards and committees within AHLA work towards the goal of better integrating and incorporating diversity into AHLA’s overall mission, and the missions of its various interest groups and committees.
In 1995, Mr. Kadzielski was elected to and served a two-year term as a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys. Prior to that, he also served as vice chair and chair of the Academy’s Medical Staff and Physician Relations Committee. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Kadzielski served on the board of directors of the American Health Lawyers Association and, in 1997-98, served on that association’s first executive committee. He is a member of the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys.
Mr. Kadzielski was appointed as an alternate member of the executive committee of the National Practitioner Data Bank, which serves as a national clearinghouse for reports on health care practitioners. In 2000, he was elected to a six-year term on the national board of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society for students and graduates of Jesuit colleges and universities. From 2000 to 2003 he served as the Alpha Sigma Nu treasurer, and from 2003 to 2006 he served as its president.