Michael Stocker, MD serves as the chairman of the board of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest municipal hospital and health care system in the country, serving 1.3 million New Yorkers annually. Prior to this role, he served as executive vice president of WellPoint, chief executive officer of Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, president of Cigna Health Plans, and general manager of U.S. Healthcare. He has also held many board positions including being a Board Member at FAIR Health and Coventry Health Care, which was recently acquired by Aetna. Michael also frequently volunteers his expertise in healthcare administration across public and private organizations. Presently he is a board member of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health as well as the United Hospital Fund and he previously served as a member of the New Jersey Governor’s Health Care Cost Reduction Advisory Committee and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Earlier in his career, Michael was a practicing physician at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and a medical director at Anchor HMO at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center. Michael was educated at the University of Notre Dame and received his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He received his postgraduate training at the Mayo Clinic and the University of California and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Family Practice. Dr. Stocker also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan and he served his country in the United States Army.