by Rachad Davis
May 9, 2016
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Dirk Wales is the Chief Medical Officer for Cigna-HealthSpring and has been with the company since 2008. He is responsible for clinical oversight and setting the direction and strategy for clinical initiatives.
Prior to his current role, he was senior medical director for the Texas market, one of the company’s largest markets. Before joining Cigna-HealthSpring, he served in leadership roles with other managed care companies including North American Medical Management, Inc.
He graduated from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio with an M.D. and Psy.D. He completed his residency and a chief residency at Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill. He holds a B.S. from Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
Wales is an internist by training and practiced for several years on the West Coast. His areas of interest are dual diagnosis patients, chronic pain and emotional concerns in a physical setting.