Full Name
Steven Merahn, MD
Job Title
Chief Medical Officer
Organization Name
Partners Health Plan
Speaker Bio
Dr. Steven Merahn is the Chief Medical Officer at Partners Health Plan, a fully integrated dual-eligible health plan exclusively for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their circles of support.. He is experienced physician-executive focused on care delivery redesign and clinical operations for person-centered care, and systems-based practice with special focus on clinical integration for special needs communities.

Most recently Dr. Merahn has been a consultant to Longevity Health Plan, a multi-state Institutional Special Needs Plan focused on quality and productivity of care and implementation of new clinical frameworks for analytics-driven multi-disciplinary, collaborative care. Before his consulting assignment, he was Chief Medical Officer at Centria Autism Services, a national provider of home- and center-based behavior therapy to children with autism and their families, where supported clinical policy and program development, the design and development of their clinical information technologies and analytic platforms, and clinical operations management and grew their operations from 500 to 3,000 children and families.

Before joining Centria, Dr. Merahn was the Chief Medical Officer at US Medical Management (USMM), a Centene Company, where he led a 14-state 42-office primary care network delivering home-based primary care to complex/fragile and disabled patients based on a continuum of care and intensive care management model. At USMM he implemented the clinical operating model for population health management leading to extraordinary Triple Aim results and top tier performance in value-based contracting as a Medicare Shared Savings ACO and with commercial payers.

Prior to US Medical Management, Dr. Merahn was a Senior Vice President and Senior Medical Director at Aetna’s ActiveHealth Management Unit, where he led clinical program teams focused on accountable care, providing clinical analytics, care management and patient engagement initiatives for both provider networks, health systems and employer plan sponsors.

Dr. Merahn has had a diverse career in healthcare services delivery, strategic communications and media, clinical IT, consulting, and public health, serving in executive leadership positions in many different aspects of the healthcare ecosystem, including integrated delivery networks, ambulatory care and managed care.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, he is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx and completed his training in pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center and the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center. He completed additional training in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He is married and has four children.
Dr. Merahn is an established thought leader and national speaker on the healthcare transformation and a vocal advocate for health equity and the power of human-factors in care delivery and health status improvement for both patients and communities, rooted in collaboration, systems innovation, and healthcare interaction design. He is the author of Care Evolution: Essays on Health Care as a Social Imperative which advocates for health as a social imperative and for healthcare as a fundamentally human endeavor, sits on the Primary Care Subcommittee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and is the only physician on the national Autism Commissioner on Quality.
Steven Merahn, MD