Bart Asner, M.D. is President of OptumCare Southern California, in addition to serving as the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and a member of the Board of
Directors of Monarch HealthCare, an IPA model medical group which he founded in 1994. Monarch is comprised of 2,250 physicians providing care to 250,000 MediCal, Commercial and Senior patients throughout Southern California, and is proud to have been designated a 2012 Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Under the Pioneer ACO program Monarch provides care coordination services for traditional Medicare patients.
Dr. Asner is Chair and serves on the Board of Directors of CAPG, California’s largest professional organization of medical groups and IPAs. Dr. Asner is immediate past Chairman, and current member of the Board of Directors of the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a statewide policy group that brings together the top decision makers from the major sectors of the health care industry.
Dr. Asner holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Brooklyn College and is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his Internship and Residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Board Certified in Pediatrics, Dr. Asner is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and of the American College of Physician Executives.
Dr. Asner has successfully pursued his passion to create a model for the delivery of quality, affordable health care to the patients of Orange County.