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Dr. William Shrank

Chief Medical Officer


William Shrank, MD, is Humana’s Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. In this role, he is responsible for leading and implementing the company’s integrated care delivery strategy. This strategy emphasizes a consumer-friendly, evidence-based, technology-enabled approach to personalized health improvement for the company’s more than 16 million Humana health plan members. As a member of the Humana Management Team, he reports to President and CEO Bruce D. Broussard.

Prior to joining Humana, Dr. Shrank served as the Chief Medical Officer of the UPMC Health Plan, where he focused on the design and implementation of new payment and delivery models to promote improved population health and further advance UPMC’s integrated clinical business strategies.

Prior to joining UPMC, Dr. Shrank served as Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Provider Innovation for CVS Health, where he led the development of solutions to partner with providers as they manage risk. Prior to joining CVS, Dr. Shrank served as the inaugural Director, Research and Rapid-Cycle Evaluation for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), where he helped design and lead the evaluation of new payment reform models tested by the Center, such as Pioneer ACOs, bundled payments and progressive primary care models.

Dr. Shrank began his career as a practicing physician with Brigham Internal Medicine Associates at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, as well as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. His research at Harvard focused on improving the quality of prescribing and promoting medication adherence, and he published more than 230 papers on these topics.

Dr. Shrank received his Medical Degree from Cornell University Medical College, served his residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University and was a Fellow in Health Policy Research at UCLA, Rand and the West Los Angeles VA.  He earned his Master of Science degree in Health Services from the University of California at Los Angeles and his Bachelor’s Degree from Brown University.

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