Lee N. NewcomerMD, MHA
Lee N. Newcomer, MD, MHA, is the Senior Vice President, UnitedHealthcare with strategic responsibility for Oncology, Genetics and Women’s Health. Prior to rejoining United Health Group (UHG), Dr. Newcomer was a founding executive of Vivius, a consumer directed venture that allowed consumers to create their own personalized health plans. From 1991 to 2000, Dr. Newcomer held a number of positions at UHG, including Chief Medical Officer. His work there emphasized the development of performance measures and incentives to improve clinical care. Prior to joining UHG, he was Medical Director for CIGNA Health Care of Kansas City.
Dr. Newcomer is a board certified medical oncologist; he practiced medical oncology for nine years in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Minneapolis Park Nicollet Clinic. He is the former Chairman of Park Nicollet Health Services, an integrated system of over 700 physicians and a 400 bed hospital. The group is nationally recognized for its leadership in quality, safety and lean processes.