August 2017

Alum Patrick Conway (Penn CSP 05-07) named President & CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. He currently serves as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality, and Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

Alum Sophia Jan (Penn CSP 09-12) is the new chief of pediatrics at The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center and has also been named medical director of Northwell Health’s Health Homes Serving Children effort, part of the New York State Health Home Program.

July 2017

Cheerag D. Upadhyaya, M.D., M.Sc., FAANS (Michigan CSP 06-08) has been appointed surgical co-director for the acclaimed Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute (SLMBNI), part of Saint Luke's Health System. Dr. Upadhyaya has served in the role on an interim basis since 2016.

April 2017

 

Anthem Inc. has named Hongmai Pham (JHU ’01) vice president of provider alignment solutions. She is a founding official at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, where she recently served as chief innovation officer and was responsible for implementation of the alternative payment model provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act and other multi-organizational initiatives.

February 2017

Alum Raina Merchant (Penn CSP 07-10) was named an associate vice president for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and director of the newly created Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health.

 

January 2017

Alum Kara Odom Walker (UCLA CSP 07-10) has been nominated to serve as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. 

Alum David Shulkin (Penn CSP 90-92) has been nominated to head the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

December 2016

Alum Kaytura Felix (JHU CSP 97-99) has joined RWJF as managing director of the Foundation's Leadership for Better Health programs. 

November 2016

Alum Laurie Zephyrin (Johns Hopkins 03-05) has been named Acting Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Health for Community Care. 

Alum Reena Duseja (Penn CSP 05-07) is the new Director for the Division of Quality Measurement, Quality Measurement & Value-based Incentives Group at CMS.

October 2016

Alum Glenda Wrenn (Penn CSP 08-11) was appointed to Director of the Kennedy Center for Mental Health Policy and Research.

Alum Robert Wachter (Stanford CSP 88-90, VA Scholar) was appointed new Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine. 

Alum Jeffrey Hom (Penn CSP 14-16, VA Scholar) accepted a position as a Health Policy Analyst at the City of Philadelphia Department of Health, where his current focus is providing guidance to the Health Commissioner on programs and policies around access to substance abuse treatment and overdose protection.