About EMU Health

Queens is the most diverse urban area in the world and home to two and a half million people. Yet, its residents are often frustrated by fragmented and inefficient health care. Why? Because that’s just the way things have always been. EMU Health was founded by Daniel Lowy with a simple idea- to provide doctors in Queens with a better way of doing business, so they can provide the best care to their patients.

EMU, Efficient Medical Utilization, is the realization of that idea. In 2016 EMU went to contract on its second Ambulatory Surgical Center and has now has expanded to create a Management Services Organization (MSO) to help support doctors in private practice. By identifying business efficiencies, medical practitioners can focus on providing every patient with the highest quality healthcare possible. EMU is moving healthcare forward to benefit every resident of Queens.

What we do

EMU Health is a MSO focused on ambulatory health in the borough of Queens.   The MSO is focused on creating and executing sustainable business plans for Physicians and Health Care related businesses.

EMU Health’s core competencies include Operations Workflow, Strategic Leadership, and Financial Management.   We maximize the physician-to-patient relationship without compromising its integrity, and provide practitioners with access to expert business guidance. 

Why we are different

EMU health is singularly focused on building health care businesses in Queens. Further, EMU believes in partnering with practices and groups, not purchasing them.   The difference is that we respect and value the independent practitioner, and are focused on supporting them to create a business foundation that provides stability, insight and opportunity.

Daniel J. Lowy, CEO and Principal


Daniel is a seasoned financial expert with a track record for identifying underperforming businesses and executing successful business turnarounds. He received his MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School and his Bachelor’s in Economics & Finance and Master’s in Commerce from the University of New South Wales. Daniel has a broad range of executive and investment experience in the U.S. and international marketplace, with a particular focus on healthcare. He is a principal of New York Surgery Center Queens where he focuses on providing the residents of Queens with the highest level of ambulatory surgical care. Daniel shares his passion and expertise with the broader community through several communal and charitable organizations including his role as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Queens Museum.

Carl Friedrich, COO

Carl Friedrich has over two decades of healthcare practice management expertise in the New York City market, having helped physicians and group practices achieve their goals and create thriving businesses. With a broad array of skills and practical practice management knowhow, Carl is driven to empower practices to turnaround,grow, and thrive. Carl holds a BA from Union College and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University.