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CVS Health names Chaguturu chief medical officer

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He previously had that role at the company's PBM unit

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has named Dr. Sree Chaguturu executive vice president and chief medical officer effective immediately, the company said Tuesday.

Dr. Sree Chaguturu

Chaguturu will be responsible for advancing the highest possible clinical quality standards, increasing access to care, improving patient outcomes, and reducing overall health care costs across the enterprise. He will have direct oversight for the CVS Health Medical Affairs organization spanning Aetna, CVS Caremark, CVS Pharmacy, MinuteClinic, Women’s Health and Genomics, Patient Safety, Health Equity, and Data and Analytics.

Chaguturu previously served as chief medical officer for CVS Caremark, the company’s pharmacy benefits management business, where he provided clinical oversight for the pharmacy benefit design strategy, maintaining the highest clinical quality standards while driving to the lowest net cost.

“Since joining CVS Health in 2019, Sree has been an influential and respected clinical leader, serving as a trusted advisor for clients, members, and colleagues,” said CVS Health president and CEO Karen Lynch. “He played a critical role in the company’s pandemic response, including leading Return Ready, our employer COVID-19 testing and vaccination offering.”

Prior to joining CVS Health, Chaguturu was chief population health officer at Mass General Brigham, the largest health care system in Massachusetts, and led the system’s accountable care organization and numerous clinical care delivery and innovation programs. He was previously a health care consultant with McKinsey and Company and is currently a practicing internal medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.

“CVS Health is uniquely positioned to build upon its existing capabilities and extensive reach to improve the health care experience for millions of people,” said Chaguturu. “Our exceptionally talented Medical Affairs organization will help align, integrate and enhance our health care services and assets to help address the needs that exist in our health care system today.”

Chaguturu will become a member of the company’s executive leadership team and report to Lynch. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Brown University and his Doctorate of Medicine from Brown University Medical School, and completed his internal medicine and primary care training at Massachusetts General Hospital.


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