Vera Whole Health Appoints Kevin Wang, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 General News
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Critical leadership adds next-level strategic edge to Vera's continued pursuit of a health revolution.

SEATTLE, Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Vera Whole Health has appointed Kevin Wang,

M.D., as its new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Wang will use the last 16 plus years of his experience to support the expansion of Vera's advanced primary care model through direct-to-employer on-site clinics.

Dr. Wang will lead Vera's Quality and Provider teams, designing models of care for targeted populations that improve health outcomes and drive down total cost of care. His experience will enable Vera to perform at the cutting edge of therapeutic, diagnostic and process innovation.

"Dr. Wang has a depth of experience in healthcare transformation," said Ryan Schmid, president and CEO of Vera. "His vision for the future of health care is ambitious and creative and aligns beautifully with where we aspire to be as a provider. We are delighted to have Dr. Wang help chart our course."

In selecting Dr. Wang as its CMO, Vera leadership looked for a proven top-level executive who is both credibly independent and clinically accomplished. Dr. Wang's credentials demonstrate the ability to maintain a highly responsible corporate culture of medical and scientific rigor and ethical behavior. He has served in leadership positions with DaVita Medical Group, Evolent Health, and Huron Consulting Group.

"By practicing primary care the way it should be, Vera is solving a key problem: the 'sick care' approach to healthcare," said Dr. Wang. "We'll continue to improve upon our already high levels of satisfaction, we'll bring more innovation to our clinical model of care, and we'll aspire to execute these improvements flawlessly."

Dr. Wang's training was in the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System an affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from New York Medical College.

About Vera Whole Health Vera Whole Health is creating a health revolution with a whole health approach to primary care and behavior change. Vera is the first on-site clinic provider in the United States to earn a Certificate of Validation by the Care Innovations™ Validation Institute for sound population health cost outcomes. With a growing presence in eight states, Vera providers guide patients toward optimum social, psychological and physical health. Learn more at VeraWholeHealth.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Kelliann Amico | Amico Public Relations | Kelliann (at) amicopr (dot) com | (503) 705-6203 (call/text)

 

SOURCE Vera Whole Health



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