Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 –2018

Patrick D. Pilch/BDO USA, LLP

Patrick D. Pilch leads the National Healthcare Advisory practice and co-founded the BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies.

With more than 25 years of healthcare, financial services, operational management and restructuring experience, Patrick provides strategy, business transformation, interim management, M&A advisory, restructuring, turnaround and performance improvement services to assist organizations and their stakeholders. He has served as a strategic advisor to hospitals, boards, foundations, and healthcare systems in matters involving mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, real estate holdings, and other assets and restructurings.

A third-generation Irish American, Patrick has maternal roots in Bonniconlon, County Mayo, County Kilkenny and Abbeyleix, County Laois. His father’s side is from Belfast. Patrick is one of 10 children, whose parents instilled in them the importance of education. “All 10 of us have college degrees, and many have graduate degrees,” says Patrick, who is a certified public accountant and licensed investment banker and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Fairfield University and an M.B.A. from Columbia School of Business. “It is my parents’ legacy.” Patrick and his wife, Mary Pat (whose mother is from County Waterford, and her father’s family is from County Cavan) have three children: Patrick, Briege, and Fiona. ♦