IOH Announces Appointment of Scott Strickland as Chief Operating Officer (COO) 


SAN DIEGO, CA — July 1, 2024 — Institutes of Health (“IOH”), a leading transdisciplinary Workers’ Compensation treatment organization focused on patients suffering from complex and chronic conditions, is delighted to announce the appointment of Scott Strickland as Chief Operating Officer (COO). 

"We are excited to welcome Scott to the IOH family," said Elic Anbar, Co-Founder and CEO of IOH. “Scott’s wealth of experience and proven track record will be invaluable assets in supporting IOH towards continued success and innovation." 

Until now, Elic Anbar has been filling the roles of both Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Elic will continue as Chief Executive Officer, now having the time to dedicate to the growing executive needs of IOH and focusing on the opening of future Anaheim and Los Angeles clinic locations. 

Scott is a seasoned leader with a track record of success across diverse healthcare organizations. Notably, Scott's journey in healthcare began as a Physical Therapist, ascending through various management roles with a steadfast commitment to excellence. This gives him a deep understanding of all aspects of an organization such as ours, both clinical and management. 

"The opportunity to join an organization on the cutting edge of biopsychological evidence-based medicine that makes a tremendous difference in each patient's life aligns with my moral compass. I am thrilled to help the organization grow and bring services to populations who will benefit tremendously from the company's medical model and approach to care," Scott stated. 

With a background in driving operational excellence and growth, Scott joins IOH from Work Health Solutions, where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to that, Scott advanced to the role of Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of Therapy Operations at US HealthWorks, where he managed a network of 221 locations across the United States. 

About Institutes of Health Institutes of Health (IOH) is widely recognized for its reputation as an innovative provider of world-class care. IOH is characterized by a combination of expertise and compassion, particularly for patients in the Workers’ Compensation arena dealing with Chronic Pain, Brain Injury, PTSD, and associated disabilities. Notably, these conditions represent a substantial portion, ranging over 90%, of the expenses associated with Workers' Compensation claims. IOH is firmly committed to systematically addressing these challenges through a transdisciplinary treatment approach aimed at improving clinical outcomes, expediting assessments for Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) and Permanent and Stationary (P&S) status, and ultimately reducing the overall expense of claims. This is achieved through a coordinated and efficient offering across the entire continuum of care. For more information about IOH, visit

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