Patrick Conway, MD
CEO of Care Solutions at Optum, UnitedHealth Group
Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, currently serves as the CEO of Care Solutions at Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group. He is responsible for leading a platform of innovative and value-based offerings including home-based services, care for dual eligible beneficiaries, urgent care centers, hospital and post-acute care, behavioral health and federal health services.
From 2017-2019, he was President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina leading the organization to be recognized nationally. From 2011-17, Conway served as Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and as Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Conway joined CMS in 2011 as the agency’s Chief Medical Officer. Before joining CMS, he oversaw clinical operations and quality improvement at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He remains a practicing pediatric hospitalist.
A respected leader, innovator and clinician, he was elected to the National Academy of
Medicine (NAM) in 2014 and received the President’s Senior Executive Distinguished Service
Conway completed his pediatrics residency at Harvard Medical School’s Children’s Hospital
Boston, graduated with high honors from Baylor College of Medicine, and graduated summa
cum laude from Texas A&M University.