by Rachad Davis
April 18, 2016
Senior Vice President and Corporate Chief Medical Officer,
AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies
Andrea Gelzer, MD, MS, FACP, is the senior vice president of medical affairs for AmeriHealth Caritas. She is responsible for strategic oversight of the organization’s overall population health management, informatics, quality, provider network contracting, and clinical policy activities for all AmeriHealth Caritas health plans and ancillary businesses. Previously, Dr. Gelzer served as the chief medical officer for Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan. She also served multiple roles, including senior vice president of clinical public affairs at CIGNA Corporation, and for 16 years worked in private practice in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Gelzer serves on several national committees including the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Committee on Performance Measurement, Health Care Payment and Learning Network (LAN) Guiding Committee, and the National Quality Forum (NQF) Coordinating Committee for the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Project. She also serves as the Board of Directors Chair of HealthShare Exchange, Board member for the Association of Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) and is the past-chair of the Chief Medical Officer Leadership Council at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).
Dr. Gelzer earned her undergraduate degree from Tufts University and her doctor of medicine from St. George’s University. She also received a master’s degree in preventive medicine/administrative medicine at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She is a board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in clinical informatics.