Michael Kaufman, M.D., J.D.
CEO Kaufman consulting, former CMO at Wellpoint

Michael Kaufman, M.D., J.D. has been a senior health care executive for over 25 years. He has served as the Chief Medical Officer of WellPoint Health Network, PacifiCare Health Systems, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Alameda Alliance for Health. In these roles, he has been directly responsible for medical leadership of Commercial, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid programs. Specifically, he was a member of the senior leadership team and oversaw medical management, quality of care, regulatory compliance, population health, behavioral health, pharmacy, and healthcare data analytics. In addition, he was actively involved in M&A due diligence. 

Dr Kaufman began his health care as a lawyer with Hogan and Hartson in Washington, DC and Ropes and Gray in Boston specializing in managed care and hospital regulatory and medical staff and compliance issues and also served as in house counsel for Hawthorne Community Medical Group, at the time the 5th largest medical group in the US and the owner of Maxicare, the first for-profit HMO in the US. He also founded and was the CEO of 2mPlus, a healthcare consulting company and the owner of one of the first physician led home care programs. 

Dr. Kaufman is a Board Certified Pediatrician with a clinical background as a pediatric hospitalist.