Dr. Susan Beane joined Healthfirst in 2009, bringing with her extensive professional experience in managed care. As Executive Medical Director at Healthfirst, Dr. Beane leads a team that collaborates with major healthcare delivery systems and with local and national policy experts on the design, implementation, and dissemination of innovative, outcomes-focused models of care. Her research contributions span the health of caregivers, obesity, community health collaboration, chronic care management, and maternal health. In particular, Dr. Beane is an expert in the benefits and challenges of the use of health insurance data to define populations and health outcomes.
Dr. Beane, a dedicated proponent of primary care and a board-certified internist, promotes true partnership with providers and communities with the aim of evolving to an effective, efficient, equitable delivery system that can provide satisfying access for all.
Prior to joining Healthfirst, Dr. Beane served as Chief Medical Officer for Affinity Health Plan for five years—during which time she helped Affinity’s plan become a top performer in quality and member satisfaction. Before that, she worked at AmeriChoice and HIP USA, as Medical Director.
Dr. Beane is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.