BJB Medical Associates, “The Ophthalmologist's Search Firm” has specialized in ophthalmic recruitment, placement, practice sales, locum tenens, administrators, and retention of ophthalmologists for over 30 years. Today, it is comprised of experienced consultants devoting 100% of their time to ophthalmic search and placement. This dedication to ophthalmology is enhanced each year through their presence at both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons / American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators annual meetings.
Candidates are updated daily; insuring access to candidates actively looking, as well as, those preparing or considering entering the marketplace. The foundation of this database is built upon a network of ongoing relationships BJB has developed over the past 30 years with clients and candidates. Their database averages 2,500 active candidates and over 8,500 inactive/former candidates. This proprietary database, combined with the personal relationships developed by its consultants, distinguishes BJB as “The Ophthalmologist Search Firm”.
The company was founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1988 and relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1991. The founder, Barry Biagini, has been in the recruitment industry for over 36 years. In his early career (1982-1985), he worked as a consultant recruiting accounting and financial candidates for Fortune 500 companies and “Big Eight” public accounting firms. In 1985, when called upon to assist in the development of a Physician Search Division, he recruited his first ophthalmologist. Immediately attracted to the specialty, sensing an intelligent and entrepreneurial spirit in ophthalmology apart from other specialties, he remained with the firm recruiting ophthalmologists, as well as, other specialties until 1988. That year, he opened BJB Medical Associates, which has evolved into one of the nation’s leading ophthalmology Search/Placement firms. Mr. Biagini is a member of the ASOA (American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators), and AAOE (American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives).