Lewis Sandy MD, MBA

Lewis Sandy

Lewis Sandy, MD, MBA

Lewis G. Sandy, MD, MBA, is senior vice president, clinical advancement, UnitedHealth Group. At UnitedHealth Group he leads efforts to promote efficient and effective health care, provide tools and information to doctors and patients to promote health, advance productive partnerships and collaborations among physicians and medical/specialty societies, and foster the growth of evidence-based medicine. He also is a principal in the UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform and Modernization, with a focus on payment/delivery innovation and policy.  From 2003 to 2007, he was executive vice president and chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare, UnitedHealth Group’s largest business focusing on the employer/individual health benefits market. From 1997 to 2003, he was executive vice president of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest health-focused private foundation, where he was responsible for program development and management, strategic planning and administrative operations. Prior to this, Dr. Sandy was a program vice president of the The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, focusing on workforce, health policy, and chronic care initiatives. An internist and former health center medical director at the Harvard Community Health Plan in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Sandy received his BS and MD degrees from the University of Michigan and an MBA degree from Stanford University. A former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation clinical scholar and clinical fellow in medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, he served his internship and residency at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Dr. Sandy is a senior fellow of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management.