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Lee Newcomer

Lee N Newcomer MD, MHA

Senior Vice President, Oncology, Women’s Health and Genetics for UnitedHealthcare

Lee N. Newcomer, MD, MHA is senior vice president, Oncology, Women’s Health and Genetics for UnitedHealthcare. His organization is responsible for improving the quality and affordability of care for members covered by UnitedHealthcare within those three disciplines.

Dr. Newcomer has held a number of positions with the company, including chief medical officer, and vice president, health service operations, where his work emphasized the development of performance measures and incentives to improve clinical care.

Dr. Newcomer was a founding executive of Vivius, a consumer-directed health care firm that allowed consumers to create their own personalized health plans. He also served as medical director for CIGNA Health Care of Kansas City. Dr. Newcomer is a board-certified medical oncologist and practiced medical oncology for nine years. Dr. Newcomer is published in peer-reviewed and industry journals on a variety of scientific and management topics, and he regularly comments on health care issues and trends in national and regional media, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He is the former chairman and a current board member of Park Nicollet Health Services, an integrated system of over 650 physicians and a 400-bed hospital.

Dr. Newcomer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University, an MD degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, and an MS degree in health administration from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine from the University of Nebraska Hospital, and fellowships in medical oncology and administrative medicine from the Yale University School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, respectively.