Bill is an internal medicine, geriatrics, and palliative care board-certified physician with more than 25 years of clinical and academic experience. He’s responsible for managing and enhancing the foundational elements that relate to patient care and outcomes. Bill is known for his medical and business acumen; leading with mindfulness, compassion, and integrity; and assuring older adults have the care they need to age successfully.
Prior to being appointed to his current position, Bill served as our East Regional Chief Medical Officer. He also served as the Medicare Advantage Chief Medical Officer for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Medical Director and Chief Medical Director at Centene Corporation, and Medical Director, National Health Guidance Organization at Humana, in addition to other executive leadership roles.
Bill’s career has also included a period of private practice, a consultative practice called Geriatric Care Services that assured continuity of care for older adult patients, and the opening of the Center for Success in Aging, a comprehensive geriatric assessment and research center.
Bill graduated with honors in biology from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and received his medical doctorate from the UNC School of Medicine. He went on to train in general surgery and transplant immunology at the Mayo Clinic, followed by a residency in internal medicine at UNC Hospitals. Bill was accepted into the Geriatrics Fellowship Program at Duke University where he earned a Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership. Bill also earned a Master of Business Administration in health leadership from the University of Tennessee.
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