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Mike Parkinson, MD, MPH

UPMC Health Plan and WorkPartners
Sr. Medical Director for Health and Productivity
Dr. Parkinson is the Senior Medical Director overseeing employer health and productivity strategies for UPMC Health Plan and WorkPartners. He formerly was Executive Vice President, Chief Health and Medical Officer of Lumenos, a national pioneer of consumer-directed health plans acquired by Wellpoint. Mike is the Past President of the American College of Preventive Medicine. A retired Air Force colonel, his final assignment was as associate director of medical programs and resources in the Office of the Surgeon General. While assigned to the US Public Health Service, he provided oversight of federal programs in public health, geriatrics and preventive medicine training. He served on the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Care Purchasing Institute assisting employers to purchase higher quality care. Mike was vice chair of the American Board of Preventive Medicine and a member of the Residency Review Committee. Other appointments included the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee reviewing NASA employee health programs, and serving as faculty for the 14-cities Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “Aligning Forces for Quality” project. He is a member of the editorial boards of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and American Journal of Medical Quality. He received his AB from Cornell University, MD from George Washington University, family practice training at UCLA and MPH, preventive medicine residency and chief residency at Johns Hopkins.