by Delonte Brooks
October 8, 2021
Vice President, Chief Medical Officer,
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Dr. Tich Changamire, MD, PhD, MBA, is the Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst), the region’s largest not-for-profit healthcare company. He is responsible for leading CareFirst’s efforts to achieve excellence in healthcare affordability, quality, and accessibility through innovative initiatives to improve the health of members and communities in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.
Dr. Changamire is a board-certified family physician with more than 20 years of industry experience, including medical and health plan knowledge, provider-based healthcare leadership, value-based healthcare, population health, clinical quality improvement and the business of healthcare.
Before joining CareFirst, Dr. Changamire served as Chief Medical Officer and Regional Vice President for Humana Healthy Horizons in Louisiana, a Humana Medicaid plan. Before joining Humana, Dr. Changamire held key leadership positions, including Medical Director at Center for Family Medicine in South Carolina and Medical Officer in Zimbabwe, where he experienced the HIV health crisis firsthand. Throughout his career, Dr. Changamire has focused on preventative health and providing care to diverse populations, including vulnerable and underserved communities.
Dr. Changamire is passionate about serving the community, a commitment CareFirst shares through its not-for-profit mission. He serves as a board director for Wild4Life, a global health nonprofit organization that provides accessible and affordable healthcare in developing countries.
Dr. Changamire earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Zimbabwe, his Ph.D. in Public Health from Harvard University and his Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.