• About ME

    Healthcare Provider, Executive, and Entrepreneur.

    Healthcare leader with a focus on digital health innovation, value-based payment models, population health, and social determinants of health.

     

    Began career as a physician and board certified radiologist. After serving as managing partner in private radiology practice helped lead the start-up of a community-governed healthcare plan, known as a Coordinated Care Organization (CCO). Currently serving as the Chief Medical Officer for the Oregon Health Authority leading novel payment initiatives, statewide healthcare transformation efforts, and evidence-based prioritization of healthcare benefits.

  • Healthy dose of a Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations on healthcare issues.

    “If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don't understand it yourself.” Albert Einstein. That really says it all! With this in mind, let's try to make sense of Class of Trade (COT) and explain the importance in regards to pharmaceutical sales and purchasing. You're a Trader Class of...
    "Walking is man's best medicine" Hippocrates 460 - 370 BC. Sounds simple enough. Slip on some sandals and get out there on the path of life. Modern medicine has brought us a good deal more than a simple prescription of walking to treat our ailments. Of course, modern medicines come at a price....
    March 13, 2017
    Did you see Trump's (Tweet) on Drugs? Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump I am working on a new system where there will be competition in the Drug Industry. Pricing for the American people will come way down! 5:46 AM - 7 Mar 2017 Market Muscle Trump's love of the free market shines through with...
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  • Career

    Oregon Health Authority

    Chief Medical Officer

    2015 to Current

    Oversee value based purchasing, healthcare system transformation, and evidence-based delivery initiatives. Organizational leadership for medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmaceutical benefits.

    Yamhill Community Care Organization

    Health Strategy Officer

    2012 - 2015

    Worked to align organizational needs and goals with provider community resources to meet defined quality and utilization metrics.

    Oregon Health Authority

    Clinical Innovation Fellow

    2014 - 2015

    Developed and implemented a teledermatology program for 25,000 Medicaid members.

    McMinnville Imaging Associates

    Radiologist - Managing Partner

    2008 - 2016

    Community-based private practice diagnostic and interventional radiologist. Served as managing partner with experience in contract negotiation, financial management, and quality oversight.

  • Education

    Thomas Jefferson University

    2015-2018 anticipated

    Master of Science Population Health

    Oregon Health Sciences University - Portland State University Graduate School of Business

    2012-2015

    MBA

    Rush University

    2007-2008

    MRI Imaging Fellowship

    Cook County Hospital

    2003 - 2007

    Radiology Residency - Chief Resident

    Swedish Covenant Hospital

    2002-2003

    Transitional Year Internship

    Indiana University School of Medicine

    1998 - 2002

    MD

    Indiana University

    1993-1997

    BS Biology - Magna Cum Laude

  • Areas of expertise

    Healthcare Administration

    Executive leadership experience in healthplan settings

    Digital Health

    Experienced in teledermatology and teleradiology program development & implementation

    Entrepreneurship

    Successful Kickstarter Campaign for Coreculum Core Ball raising over $40k and founding a company

    Population Health & Community Governed Healthcare

    Active speaker and presenter on population health and community-governed healthcare transformation and innovation

  • reach out

    Available for conversations

  • consulting for healthcare administration, digital health, start-ups & Population Health

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