12th Annual Medical Director/Physician Leadership Forum

Printable Schedule-at-a-Glance (Updated: 06/08/18)


7:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

8:15 a.m.

Special Needs Initiative: Vision, Overview and Personal Experiences
Robin K. Blitz, MD, Senior Medical Director, Special Needs Initiative, UnitedHealthcare;
Chris Carlson, Senior Vice President, Consumer & Customer Experience, UnitedHealthcare;
Tom Kelly, Vice President, UnitedHealth Group Marketing and Innovation; and
Sean McNattin, Vice President, Special Needs Initiative, UnitedHealthcare

9:15 a.m.

Optum Behavioral Health: Overview and Initiatives
Martha R. Temple, Chief Executive Officer, Optum Behavioral Health

9:45 a.m.

BreakRefreshments provided

10:00 a.m.

UnitedHealthcare Retiree Solutions:  A Vision for Group Retiree
Rhonda Randall, DO, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare National Markets

10:30 a.m.

The Opioid Epidemic: Initiatives for Prevention Through Recovery
David Beshara, Senior Vice President, Clinical Product/Engagement, OptumRx; and
Martin H. Rosenzweig, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Optum Behavioral

11:00 a.m.

BreakRefreshments and snacks provided

11:15 a.m.

Interprofessional Collaborative Practices Within the Enterprise: A Panel Discussion
Cyrus Batheja, EdD, MBA, PHN, BSN, RN, National Vice President, Housing-Health Strategy, myConnections™, UnitedHealthcare Community & State;
Jeanne Gibson, BSN, RN, Director, Center for Clinician Advancement, UnitedHealth Group;
Rose Igeleke, RN, MBA/HCM, CCM, Manager, Medical Management, Southwest Medical/Optum, UnitedHealthcare;
Mary Jo Jerde, MBA, BSN, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President, Center for Clinician Advancement, UnitedHealth Group; and
Rodrigo Olivares, MSW, National Clinical Care Director, myConnections, Integrated Health & Social Services, UnitedHealthcare Community & State

12:00 p.m.

Oncology and Genetics: Improving the Health and Outcomes of Individuals with Cancer
Jennifer Malin, MD, PhD, Senior Medical Director, Oncology and Genetics, UnitedHealthcare

12:30 p.m.

Strategies to Identify and Address Health Disparities
Srinivas Merugu, MD, FACP, MMM, CPE, Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio

1:00 p.m.

AdjournBox lunch provided

Note: OptumHealth Education reserves the right to make any necessary changes. Efforts will be made to keep presentations as scheduled. However, unforeseen circumstances may result in the substitution of faculty or content.
Last updated: 06/08/2018