David Mathias is responsible for handling and coordinating all legal matters for Health First, including all litigation, transactions, contracting, corporate and regulatory matters, as well as risk management.
He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1979 and was among the first attorneys in Florida to be certified by the Florida Bar as a Health Law Specialist. Prior to joining Health First in 1996, Mathias was in private practice with a special focus on health law. From 1980 to 1994, he was Chief Legal Counsel for Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
After joining Health First, Mathias guided the new organization in its formative years to the successful integrated healthcare system it is today.
Mathias earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Florida, and his law degree from the University of Florida, College of Law in Gainesville.