our team

Sapan Shah, MD, JD

As a physician and attorney, Sapan has a unique insight into legal issues facing physicians. He founded Flagship Healthcare to develop insurance and risk management solutions for fellow physicians. He provides expert, trustworthy representation and advocacy for his clients. In addition to key insurance and risk strategies, he leverages his expertise to consult on various issues for medical practices. His background includes a diverse experience of clinical medicine, medical research, corporate litigation and physician consulting.

Jason P. Shah, MD

Jason has a background in medicine, information technology, and business development. As a co-founder of Flagship Healthcare, Jason focuses on innovative risk strategies to help physicians optimize and protect their practices. His goal is to combine deep industry and market knowledge with broad market access to provide the best solutions to healthcare practices across the country.

Jason studied computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago and later completed his M.D. from the UIC College of Medicine.


Joshua Atlas, JD

Joshua joined the Flagship team in 2010 and draws upon his training and experience as an attorney to perform in-depth policy and coverage analysis. He is keenly aware of policy and endorsement differences among the various insurance carriers to ensure clients are protected from liability.

Joshua studied law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law and mechanical engineering at Case Western Reserve University.

Christey Beckert

Christey has specialized in the medical professional liability field for the majority of her 20+ year career in the insurance industry. She joined the Flagship team in 2017 after a merger/acquisition between Flagship Healthcare and Trans Service Insurance Agency in Pittsburgh, PA. Christey manages the team in our Western PA office and continues to expand the footprint of Flagship Healthcare. She provides a thorough review of the medical professional liability programs for all healthcare professionals and facilities and makes solid recommendations to Flagship’s clients and potential clients about their insurance programs. She provides strategic insurance solutions that allow healthcare professionals to reduce their risk exposure while remaining attentive to patients and managing their business. Christey is a graduate of Penn State University where she studied business and marketing.

Sruhad Patel

Sruhad has been a member of the Flagship team since 2011. Having worked with hundreds of practices over the years, he excels in providing insurance solutions for all types of practice profiles. Taking the time to understand the needs of the practices he works with, he draws upon his vast experience to provide affordable coverage options.  Sruhad is licensed in over 17 states and is continuing to expand the Flagship footprint nationally. He is an expert in the various state regulations that impact medical professional liability coverage options.

Sruhad studied Finance at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

J. Diane Karlin

Diane joined the Flagship team in 2018 as a Client Service Specialist in our Pennsylvania location. Diane has over 28 years of experience in client engagement, customer service and business development. With eighteen of those years spent in the insurance industry, she understands the importance of assisting our clients with the day to day maintenance of their professional liability policies. She thrives on helping customers and her team and sees her role as an advocate and liaison for our clients with our valued insurance partners.