Friday, October 7, 2011
Featured Physician Executive: Andrew J. Sussman, M.D., M.B.A.
Andrew J. Sussman, M.D., M.B.A. has been President of MinuteClinic, the largest retail clinic provider in the United States, since 2009, growing them over 40%, and expanding its scope of services and health system affiliations. He is also the SVP and Associate Chief Medical Officer of CVS/Caremark.
He was previously Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of UMass Memorial Medical Center, the largest healthcare provider in central New England, and was responsible for all clinical services and daily operations at the 800 bed academic medical center, the major teaching affiliate of UMass Medical School. Dr. Sussman is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Dr. Sussman is a graduate of Harvard Collegeand Harvard Medical School, as well as Boston University School of Management. Before joining UMass Memorial in May 2004, Dr. Sussman served as Chief Medical Officer of the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, a multi-specialty academic physician practice composed of 800 Harvard Medical School faculty members practicing at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, he also practiced primary care internal medicine and taught as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has published work on health systems, quality improvement, medical management, health care finance, and integrated clinical network operations. He is listed among America’s Best Doctors.