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James A. Polo, MD, MBA, CPE, FACHE

by Jasmine Batchelor

August 3, 2020

Executive Medical Director, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon; and Executive Medical Director, Behavioral Health,
Cambia Health Solutions

Dr. Jim Polo is an executive medical director at Cambia Health Solutions, based in Portland, Oregon. He previously served as Executive Medical Director for Behavioral Health, developing and overseeing a comprehensive behavioral health and substance abuse strategy in alignment with provider and community partners to deliver more integrated, high-quality care. Dr. Polo brings more than 25 years of experience as a practicing physician, as well as in executive leadership positions for hospitals and physician groups that specialize in medical, surgical, and pediatric services. Dr. Polo has served as a policy adviser to the Secretary of the Army at the Pentagon and worked as a consultant on health care reform in the private sector. He attended college at West Point in New York and received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Maryland. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado.

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