Susan Huang, MD, joined APG as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in October of 2022. As CMO and as a key member of APG’s leadership team, Dr. Huang is the lead contact with APG’s member organizations on clinical matters related to their participation in value-based care. Along with APG’s Washington, DC-based, and California-based policy and advocacy teams, she serves as lead clinical liaison with federal and state agencies, hospitals and health systems, health plans, and other organizations. Dr. Huang oversees the collection and sharing of APG member best practices and analyses of member data demonstrating APG groups’ strong performance and accountability for costs and quality of care.
Dr. Huang brings deep knowledge of at-risk provider networks, managed care organizations, and safety net care delivery systems through a truly unique combination of experiences. From 2020-2022 prior to joining APG, she was the Deputy CMO of Aledade, Inc, and led the strategy, design, and at-scale implementation of clinical care models that supported Aledade’s accountable care organizations (ACOs), all aiming to transition from volume to value with more than 1.7 million patients and 11,000 physicians in 1,200 independent primary care practices and community health centers in 34 states. Dr. Huang also has experience on the payer side of health care and was the CMO of Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM), a publicly-governed duals demonstration Cal MediConnect plan in California, from 2018-2020. She led and oversaw the strategy, operational, and business functions of all health and pharmacy services for its 130,000 Medicaid and dual-eligible Medicaid/Medicare beneficiaries. She spearheaded HPSM’s integration of behavioral health services, long-term supports and services, and social determinants of health intervention innovations as key offerings in its duals demonstration care portfolio. In her CMO capacity at HPSM, Susan was the primary clinical liaison to the CA Dept of Health Care Services and with the CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office.
Dr. Huang also held senior leadership positions in population health management at Brown & Toland Physicians IPA in Oakland, CA, where she focused on elevating clinical quality standards and refining risk adjustment and total cost of care strategies. She brings with her a deep passion for and extensive direct experience working with the safety net and vulnerable underserved populations. For over a decade, Dr. Huang served as CMO and practicing primary care physician of Asian Health Services, a high-performing Federally Qualified Health Center, also in Oakland, where she successfully expanded its care and operating capacities through program innovations, workforce development, technology integration and data applications.
Dr. Huang has served as advisor on the AthenaHealth National Population Health Advisory, the Cigna National Health Care Advisory Council for ACOs, and the Blue Shield ACO Quality Council on statewide QI and data integration initiatives. She has been clinical faculty at University of California San Francisco and continues to teach and precept Internal Medicine residents at the Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland.
A board-certified internist, Dr. Huang completed her medical degree and residency at the University of California-San Francisco. She received her undergraduate and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and will travel frequently to Washington, DC, as well as to the locations of APG member organizations nationwide.