Dr. Eric George is an internationally renowned hand surgeon, serial entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, and author. He is the founder and CEO of ERG Enterprises, founder and CEO of Hand Center of Louisiana, CEO of Omega Hospital, CEO of HandStand, and chairman of East Jefferson Ambulatory Surgical Center.
Nationally regarded as among the most successful entrepreneurs and investors in the Southeastern United States, George brings exceptional expertise in the area of small business. Over his 27-year career, he has established several healthcare organizations, which he continues to lead and credits for teaching him how to grow an enterprise consistently beyond the startup phase. He has also developed a proven track record for investing in small businesses demonstrating viability but lacking the capital and know-how to reach their potential. Additionally, he has pioneered novel forms of investing, including a focus on historic preservation through real estate investment.
George is a thought leader and frequent speaker on leadership, entrepreneurship, and investing. His most recent media appearances include The Playbook with David Meltzer, the number one podcast on Entrepreneur.com; Read to Lead with Jeff Brown, which has featured Simon Sinek, Seth Godin, and other business leaders; The Remarkable Leadership Podcast with Kevin Eikenberry; and Keep Leading! with Eddie Turner, a podcast that has appeared on the distinguished iTunes “New and Noteworthy” list. Additionally, George is a member of the Forbes Business Council. He is also the featured subject of an upcoming episode of Behind the Scenes with Laurence Fishburne, which will explore his commitment to historic preservation in New Orleans through commercial real estate investment and entrepreneurship.
As a philanthropist, George established the Colonel Aaron C-Dot George Scholarship at Marshall University, an annual fund named after his brother who died as a fighter pilot in a training accident. He also serves on numerous civic, charitable, and educational boards, and contributes to many causes including the New York University Law School, the St. Martin’s Episcopal School George Cottage in New Orleans, and a school for orphans in Mombasa, Kenya.