Dr. Arta Bakshandeh is chief medical information officer for Alignment Healthcare, a Medicare Advantage insurance company focused on senior care and headquartered in Southern California. Dr. Bakshandeh – or Dr. B. – began his career as a hospitalist and quickly became a medical director building care models for patients with Medicare and Medicaid.
He joined the Alignment family in 2014 to help build Alignment's clinical model and clinical command center. He works side-by-side with data scientists to develop and implement Alignment’s clinical data analytics platforms and home monitoring programs for patients with chronic illnesses. To date, he has been integral in deploying over 160 data science models across clinical and health plan operations. Outside of Alignment, he is an assistant clinical professor of internal medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and Co-CEO of Global Physicians Corps, an NGO providing sustainable care in Tanzania and Ethiopia. In addition, he continues to work on the front lines treating patients statewide both in the hospital and virtual settings.