VP, Chief Medical Officer WellSpark
Dr. Wayne Rawlins is the Medical Director for WellSpark Health. At WellSpark, he is responsible for health, prevention and wellbeing strategy and value demonstration. Dr. Rawlins previously served as the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at ConnectiCare focused on on improving members’ access to care and health outcomes. In 2010, Wayne Rawlins, M.D. assumed a new position at Aetna focused on addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Dr. Rawlins serve as the lead clinician focused on identifying areas where disparities exist among minority members and spearheading programs that lead to more equitable health care. Based on his expertise in the racial and ethnic equality arena, Rawlins also served as a member of the National Quality Forum’s (NQF’s) Cultural Competency Expert Panel. Established in 1999, NQF is a unique public-private collaborative venture aimed at improving the quality of health care by standardizing the measurement and reporting of quality-related information and by otherwise promoting quality improvement. Rawlins has served on other national groups associated with reducing racial and ethnic disparities, including the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Subcommittee on Standardized Collection of Race/Ethnicity Data for Healthcare Quality Improvement. Wayne received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut, completed an internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Rochester and received an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Rawlins is board certified in internal medicine and treated patients in a primary care practice for more than a decade.