Dr. Schatzlein was a cardiothoracic surgeon for nearly 15 years in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he performed the area’s first heart transplant in 1985. He began a career in healthcare administration in 1994, serving in various positions at Lutheran Health in Fort Wayne. He helped take Lutheran Hospital from a standalone hospital to northern Indiana’s largest health system, where he was appointed CEO in 2007.

Dr. Schatzlein earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Indiana University and trained in surgery at the Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, and in thoracic surgery at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion.