Dr. Bart Wald is a recognized leader in physician group development, with extensive executive experience in health plans, hospitals, and physician groups. As Physician Chief Executive at Providence Health and Services California, he directed the efforts to develop, consolidate and integrate its physician groups and foundations. Earlier, as founding Chief Executive Officer of Physician Associates Medical Group, Dr. Wald led its development into one of California’s most innovative and high-performing physician organizations and through its successful merger with HealthCare Partners Medical Group. He later served as Medical Director for DaVita-HealthCare Partners Medical Group. He has also held positions as Chief Medical Officer, UniMed Physician Services; Regional Medical Director, Health Net of California; and Vice President of Medical Affairs and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology, Dr. Wald is Medical Director for the California Quality Collaborative (CQC) and a faculty member at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. He earned his MD from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center and his MBA from Pepperdine University.
Areas of Expertise
- Physician group development and governance
- Physician group-hospital affiliations
- Physician executive coaching
- Population health and medical management systems
- Healthcare quality and physician incentive programs