Healthcare >> Analyst Interviews >> May 24, 2004


ROBERT M. MAINS is a Managing Director with Advest, Inc., concentrating on healthcare services. Prior to joining the firm in 1996, he served as a healthcare services analyst for First Albany Corporation. Mr. Mains also designed and installed information systems for a variety of brokerage back office departments at Drexel Burnham Lambert and was a consultant at Arthur Andersen & Company. He earned a BA degree in Applied Mathematics, cum laude, from Yale University and an MBA degree in Finance from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Mains also holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and is a NYSE supervisory analyst. He is a member of the Association of Investment Management and Research. He was named to The Wall Street Journal All Star Analysts Survey four times and to the Reuters Survey twice. Married, with two children, Mr. Mains resides in Saratoga Springs, New York. Profile
TWST: Can you give us an overview of the four healthcare services

sectors that you cover?

Mr. Mains: I'll start with the hospitals because that's where there have

been the most interesting