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Ami Parekh, MD, JD, Chief Health Officer, Included Health

Ami Parekh, MD, JD is the Chief Health Officer at Included Health where she leads the strategy, operations and quality for their national primary care, urgent care, behavioral health, clinical navigation and population health management practices. Included Health’s mission is to raise the standard of health care for everyone and they provide health care navigation and virtual care to millions of Americans across all 50 states. Dr. Parekh is passionate about significantly improving health care experiences and outcomes. Past awards include the Fierce Health Care’s Woman of Influence award as well as SF Business Times Most Influential Women in Business. She also serves on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Board of Directors.

Prior to Included Health, she was Chief Medical Officer for Population Health and Clinical Integration for UCSF Health. While there, she built the clinical, analytic, and organizational infrastructure to take on financial risk for populations leading to improved outcomes for patients and increasingly sustainable models of care. She also served on the founding Board of Canopy Health, a regional health plan. She was recognized with teaching awards, population health leadership awards as well as by being selected as a California Health Care Foundation Fellow. She also volunteered on the Watsi Coverage Advisory Board. Watsi Coverage was a non-profit focused on developing models of health insurance for the developing world.

Ami completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. While there, she was selected to be a Chief Resident at Faulkner Hospital. She attended Yale Medical School and Yale Law School where she spent summers working on Capitol Hill and served as the co-convenor for Obama’s 2008 campaign Health Policy Committee. She also served on the board of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines.

Dr. Parekh previously worked for McKinsey and Company where she developed and communicated growth, cost cutting and innovation strategy plans to a diverse set of client stakeholders. She volunteered her time to work on antiretroviral pricing negotiations with international generic pharmaceutical companies for the Clinton Foundation.

She graduated Phi Beta kappa from Williams College majoring in political science and biology. While there she served as student body co-president and received the William Bradford Award for citizenship.

Ami spends most of her free time with her family in San Francisco.