Thomas S. Natais, MBA

Henry Ford Medical Group

Nantais_TomMr. Natais has been with the Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) for nearly 31years and is presently the Chief Operating Officer of the Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s largest medical groups. His primary role includes the administrative management of the Medical Group’s $900,000,000 operating budget, covering 35 ambulatory sites and 4,000 FTEs, including 1,300 employed physicians, who provide service in over 40 medical and surgical specialties. In addition, Mr. Nantais oversees the Group’s physician compensation programs.

In November of 2011, Mr. Nantais formed a 501c3 public charity, The Belinda Sue Fund for Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Research, Inc., in memory of his late wife Belinda, who died as a result of this disease in August of 2011.  Mr. Nantais is Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Fund.  To date, the Belinda Sue Fund has raised over $230,000 in private donations, which are being used to raise public awareness of the disease and to promote research in developing a definitive screening tool to identify the disease at its earliest stages.

Spotlight

This special section in Self Magazine features a GYN surgeon and 34-year-old (at the time of diagnosis) patient.

Awareness

This year’s National Race to End Women’s Cancer aims to spread the word that all women should Love Your Ladyparts! Check out site’s new features and join the MOVEMENT.

Research

The Foundation’s research award winners will be notified in January. Thank you to all who sent in their applications.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course will be February 7-8 in Anchorage, Alaska. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.