Waldemar Rios, MD

Dr. Waldemar Ríos, Chief Medical Officer for MSO of Puerto Rico, is an Internal Medicine physician, certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with vast experience in quality control, utilization management, network development and managing medical cost spend. Throughout his service years with the company, he has been instrumental in the development of strategies to improving medical group administrative matters.

With over 10 years’ experience in the healthcare industry his insight has been a valuable asset for the development and management of admitting physician programs, transitions of care and enhancing the patient experience during inpatient stays. As well, his participation has been fundamental in the implementation of clinical management models on the Medicaid line of business in the Island. He has shared his clinical knowledge and operational support for the success of interdisciplinary teams in charge of outpatient, inpatient, behavioural health, preauthorizations and pharmacy with full integration of IPAs participating with MSO.

Dr. Ríos studied at the Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey and attained his Doctor of Medicine Degree at the Ibero-American University in the Dominican Republic. He specialized in Internal Medicine at the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Puerto Rico.