by Jasmine Batchelor
August 23, 2019
Chief Medical Officer,
Health Alliance Plan
Dr. Peter Watson is HAP’s vice president of care management and outcomes. In addition to his role as vice president of care management and outcomes at HAP, Watson also serves as medical director for HAP Midwest Health Plans, a HAP subsidiary. In these capacities, he oversees a team of nurses, social workers and support staff who provide complex care management, disease management and transitions of care for more than 300,000 HAP members enrolled in government and commercial programs.
Prior to joining HAP in 2016, Watson spent nearly 11 years overseeing the Henry Ford Medical Group Hospitalist Program. Since joining HAP, he continues his clinical work as an attending hospitalist for Henry Ford Medical Group.
Watson is both a Fellow of American College of Physicians and a Senior Fellow in the Society of Hospital Medicine. He is a founding member of the Society of Hospital Medicine Michigan chapter and has been instrumental in the success of the chapter as a board member and a former president. He has extended his service to the Society of Hospital Medicine Michigan chapter by serving on their past president’s council and has a long history of leadership within state and national societies. He previously represented the American College of Physicians in the American Medical Association House of Delegates and was an elected trustee of the American Medical Association.
Watson attended medical school at Wayne State University and completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital. He also holds a master’s degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University.