Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Tuckson Health Connections, LLC
Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., F.A.C.P., a member since 2010, is Managing Director, Tuckson Health Connections, LLC. He has more than 35 years experience as a professional engaged in nearly every sector of health and medical care. Formerly, he served as: Executive Vice President & Chief of Medical Affairs, UnitedHealth Group; 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 Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, Inc., National Hispanic Medical Association, Alliance for Health Reform, and 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).