Michael Atwood, M.D. — Vice President, Medical Affairs, and Chief Medical Officer
Michael Atwood, M.D., was promoted to vice president of medical affairs in February 2013, while retaining his role of chief medical officer. The medical affairs division is committed to defining and resolving issues related to the medial care of all BCBSKS members. The medical affairs division is directly responsible for quality management, disease and case management, utilization management, precertification, medical review, health analytics and pharmacy programs.
Dr. Atwood began his career at BCBSKS in 2009 serving as the company’s chief medical officer. Prior to his employment with the company, he worked as a practicing physician with the Cotton-O’Neil medical group, a division of Stormont-Vail HealthCare. He served for 13 years as a medical director and physician member of the executive leadership team at Stormont-Vail HealthCare.
Dr. Atwood holds two degrees from the University of Kansas, earning a bachelor’s degree in human biology and his doctor of medicine from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is a board certified family physician and an American Academy of Family Physicians fellow. Dr. Atwood also serves as a clinical assistant professor for the department of family medicine at the University of Kansas.
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