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Rutu Ezhuthachan, MD, MMM, FAAP

Chief Medical Officer, Meridian Health Plan of Illinois, Inc.

Dr. Ezhuthachan’s role at Meridian includes collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to provide medical oversight, expertise, and leadership, ensuring the delivery of cost effective, quality healthcare services to its nearly one million members. Dr. Ezhuthachan is a board-certified pediatrician with more than 20 years of experience consisting of clinical and health plan roles where she led health equity, community health, and quality, and supported population health initiatives.