I. Steven Udvarhelyi, M.D.
Executive Vice President, Health Services and Chief Strategy Officer
Independence Blue Cross
I. Steven Udvarhelyi is executive vice president of health services and chief strategy officer for Independence Blue Cross (Independence). As executive vice president of health services, Dr. Udvarhelyi has responsibility for medical management, pharmacy management, quality management, provider contracting and provider relations, and informatics, which comprises analytic and reporting support for all functional areas of the company. As chief strategy officer, Dr. Udvarhelyi oversees the Office of Strategy and Planning and Corporate Development and Innovation. In the strategy role, he is responsible for working with the company’s CEO and senior leadership team to develop enterprise-wide and functional strategies that help Independence achieve its vision and mission.
Dr. Udvarhelyi, a board certified internist, has more than 20 years of experience in the managed care industry. Prior to his career in the managed care and insurance industry, Dr. Udvarhelyi was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and has published numerous articles on quality in health care.
Dr. Udvarhelyi currently serves on a number of boards: the board of directors of NaviNet, which he also chairs, the national board of trustees for the Devereux Foundation, the board of directors of the Franklin Institute, the board of managers for Tandigm Health, and the board of managers for Blue Health Intelligence. He is a past member of the board of directors of NCQA, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine and the IOM Committee on Comparative Effectiveness Research Priorities, as well as other IOM Committees.
Dr. Udvarhelyi received an A.B. degree from Harvard College, an M.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a master’s degree in health services administration from the Harvard School of Public Health.