Lewis G. Sandy MD FACP is Executive Vice President, Clinical Advancement, at UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) a highly diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone. UnitedHealth Group (UHG) is committed to leading the development of a more modern, progressive and effective health system through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. At UHG he focuses on clinical innovation, quality and patient safety, payment/delivery reforms, and physician/health professional collaboration. From 2003 to 2007, he served as EVP and Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealthcare. From 1991 to 2003, he served as VP and EVP of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health. Prior to this, he was a physician executive at the Harvard Community Health Plan in Boston, Massachusetts.
An internist with over 20 years in practice, Sandy received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University. He was a faculty member, fellow and RWJF Clinical Scholar at the University of California, San Francisco, and served his internship and residency at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He serves on many Boards and Advisory Groups, including the Panel of Health Advisors for the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Special Medical Advisory Group for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a senior fellow of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management and a Visiting Fellow of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. He is also a Hudson/ICF-certified executive/leadership coach with a practice focused on healthcare leaders.