Robert J. Margolis, MD Bio

Robert Margolis, MD, is CEO Emeritus of HealthCare Partners LLC and former Co0Chairman of the Board of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.  Dr. Margolis served as the managing partner and CEO of HealthCare Partners from the formation of the company in 1992 through February 2014.  Dr. Margolis was a founding partner and the managing partner of HealthCare Partners’ predecessor, California Primary Physicians Medical Group.  Under Dr. Margolis’ leadership, HealthCare Partners become a highly respected and innovative physician-owned and operated medical group, independent physician association, and management services organization.

Dr. Margolis has been on the leading edge of the managed care industry for more than 35 years.  He is a much sought-after spokesperson because of his vast experience in integrated delivery systems and physician practice management.

Dr. Margolis serves on the Board of several prestigious healthcare organizations including the new Martin Luther King. Jr., Hospital, and the MLK Foundation.  Dr. Margolis is founder and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Duke-Margolis Health Policy Center at Duke University.  He is as a member of the HealthCare Policy Advisory Council for Harvard Medical School and the Advisory Board of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California, a Board member and past Chairman of the Board of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a former Board member and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the California Association of Physician Groups (APG), a former Board member and past Chair of the Board of Directors of California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, and a Board member for Sutter Health.  He is past member of the Catholic HealthCare West Southern California Board of Directors and its Strategic Planning Committee.  Dr. Margolis is past chairman of the American Medical Group Association and a two-time past chairman of the Unified Medical Group Association.

Dr. Margolis is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.  He is graduate of Rutgers University (Henry Rutgers Scholar) and Duke University Medical School (AOA) and served a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Margolis and his wife List enjoy time with their three wonderful children and six grandchildren.  They also enjoy travel, hiking, skiing and golf.  And through the work of The Robert and Lisa Margolis Family Foundation remain active in support of innovative initiatives focused on STEM education for minorities, injured and returning veterans, and health policy.