A graduate of Howard University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's general internal medicine residency and fellowship programs, Dr. Reed Tuckson is executive vice president and chief of medical affairs at UnitedHealth Group, where he is responsible for working with all of the company's business units to improve the quality and efficiency of health services. Dr. Tuckson also serves as a board member of the United Health Foundation.
Formerly, Dr. Tuckson served as senior vice president of professional standards for the American Medical Association. He is former president of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, has served as senior vice president for programs of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, and is a former commissioner of public health for the District of Columbia.
Dr. Tuckson is an active member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and served as the chairperson of its Quality Chasm Summit Committee and a member on their Committee on the Consequences of the Uninsured. Currently, he serves as chair of the secretary of health and human services' advisory committee on genetics, health and society. Additionally, he recently served as a commissioner for the Certification Commission on Health Information Technology, and is a member of the performance measurement workgroup, Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance and the quality workgroup, American Health Information Community.
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