Terry Gilliland, MD

by Jasmine Batchelor

April 16, 2018

Senior Vice President and Chief Health Officer,
Blue Shield of California

Terry Gilliland is the senior vice president and chief health officer at Blue Shield of California, a 4- million-member nonprofit health plan that serves the state’s commercial, individual and government markets.

Gilliland joined Blue Shield in 2018 to provide strategic leadership and oversee the company’s Health Care Services, including Pharmacy, Medical Care Solutions, Clinical Quality and Wellvolution teams.

He brings more than 30 years of clinical experience in provider and health plan settings. Before joining Blue Shield of California, Gilliland was senior vice president and chief medical officer at Sentara Healthcare in Virginia, where he was responsible for enterprise provider and health plan clinical performance, physician alignment, and enterprise analytics.

Gilliland also spent 18 years in leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente in Maryland and Colorado.

Gilliland earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Stanford, a medical degree from University of California at Los Angeles, and a master’s degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.