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About the Hosts

November 5, 2018

Michael J. Sacopulos, JD

Mike Sacopulos

Mike is the CEO of Medical Risk Institute (MRI), a firm that provides proactive counsel to the healthcare community in order to identify where liability risks originate, and reduce or remove these risks. Mike’s unlawyerlike pragmatism and clever wit make him a sought after speaker by national specialty societies MGMA national and state chapters, and trade associations.

Mike is General Counsel for Medical Justice Services where he is tasked with keeping the organization’s members out of meritless lawsuits. In a fit of madness, Mike agreed to work with a Lloyd’s of London firm, to write the first cyber insurance product designed exclusively for healthcare industry. He has written for Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg and many publications for the medical profession. In 2016 he was selected as the 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law for Indiana by “Best Lawyers.” Michael also won the 2012 Edward B. Stevens Article of the Year Award for MGMA.

Mike attended Harvard College, London School of Economics, and Indiana University/Purdue University School of Law. A maniacal birder, Mike has travelled to a number of God forbidden places in search of species to add to his “Life List.” Reach him at,

Cheryl Toth, MBA

Chery Toth

Cheryl (a.k.a, Tothie) is a business writer and speaker who blends exceptional communication skills with an ability to educate and inspire. She brings 20 years of healthcare consulting, management, writing, and teaching experience to her projects.

Known for her optimism and upbeat style, Cheryl has delivered workshops and keynotes for national specialty societies, MGMA national and state chapters, Pri-Med, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, and health systems. Her writing projects range from white papers, journal articles, and book chapters to product marketing analysis, training guides, and marketing collateral. She publishes under her own byline and is a ghostwriter for healthcare executives and subject matter experts. Cheryl has written for Journal of Medical Practice Management, Physicians Practice, Medical Office Manager, OrthopedicsToday, AAOSNow, Aesthetic Society News, and dozens of other healthcare publications.

Cheryl was a consultant with KarenZupko & Associates, Inc., VP Product & Operations at HealthLoop, and VP of Digital and Social Media for Medical Alliances. She taught Business Communication as an adjunct faculty for Scottsdale Community College. She has a BS, Music from Western Michigan University and an MBA, Finance from Loyola University Chicago. She received professional coaching training from Erickson College. A competitive runner and life-long learner, Cheryl enjoys culinary, visual, and performing arts, loves to travel, and aspires to speak Spanish fluently. Reach her at,