Reed V. Tuckson, M.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs, UnitedHealth Group
Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., FACP, a member since 2010, is Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs at UnitedHealth Group (Minnetonka, Minn.). He works with all of the Company’s business units to improve the quality and efficiency of health services provided to 75 million members. Formerly, he served as: Senior Vice President, Professional Standards, American Medical Association; President of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; Senior Vice President for Programs, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation; and Commissioner of Public Health for the District of Columbia.
An active member of the Institute of Medicine-National Academy of Sciences, he was appointed to the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and to the Department of Health and Human Services — Health Information Technology Policy Committee — Enrollment Workgroup.
His current national board service includes the National Hispanic Medical Association, the Alliance for Health Reform, and the National Patient Advocate Foundation, Project Sunshine, to name a few. Also, he is on the Boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities and Minnesota Public Radio, and has held several federal appointments, including cabinet level advisory committees.
A graduate of Howard University and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship Programs at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A sought-after expert in his field, he was featured on the cover of Black Enterprise (February 2009), and selected as one of the 2009 & 2010 Modern Healthcare/Modern Physician 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare. He was also named one of the Top 100 Executives by Uptown Professional (February 2011).