Jeffrey Kang, M.D., M.P.H. is senior vice president of health and wellness services and solutions for Walgreen Co., based in Deerfield, Ill.
Prior to joining Walgreens in October 2011, Kang was chief medical officer at CIGNA, where he was responsible for health strategy and policy for its medical, pharmacy and behavioral products. Kang also was responsible for CIGNA’s pay for performance programs, including its patient centered medical home and accountable care organizations. Prior to his position at CIGNA, he served as chief clinical officer at the Health Care Financing Administration (now Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) from 1998 to 2002. He also was chief medical officer for the Office of Managed Care from 1995 to 1998.
Kang began his career as the executive director of the Urban Medical Group, a not-for-profit, private group practice in Boston that pioneered the use of physician and nurse practitioner teams to care for frail, elderly patients.
Kang is board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics and was on the clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School. In 1981, he received both his M.D. from University of California at San Francisco and his M.P.H from the University of California at Berkeley. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1977. He was on the clinical faculty at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, from 1984 to 1994.
Kang currently serves on the board of directors for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).