Woodrow A. (Woody) Myers, M.D., M.B.A.
Woodrow A. Myers, M.D., M.B.A. is a nationally recognized leader in the development of medical quality initiatives and advanced healthcare management programs. As Managing Director of Myers Ventures LLC, Dr. Myers has coupled his passion for the highest standards of patient care and management, with several our largest and most innovative healthcare enterprises. In August 2017, Dr. Myers was appointed as an Operating Partner of Havencrest Healthcare Partners.
Between October 2013 and November 2015, he served as the Chief Executive Officer for Valitàs Health Services (Corizon Health) and until April 2017, Dr. Myers served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Since 2006 Dr. Myers has been a director of Express Scripts (NYSE: ESRX), where he serves on the Compliance Committee and the Compensation Committee. Dr. Myers also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mozambique Healthcare Consortium (www.mozambiquehealth.org).
In 2012 he was appointed as the authorized representative for President Obama’s Re-Election Campaign, Obama for America, in the State of Indiana.
Dr. Myers is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM), where he established the Health Quality Assurance Division. Dr. Myers also served as the Director of Healthcare Management at the Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), where he initiated quality assurance metrics for Ford healthcare vendors and established new global health and safety policies to benefit Ford and its employees.
Dr. Myers is a former health commissioner for New York City as well as the State of Indiana and is a former Chairman of the Visiting Committee for the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Myers also served as a member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers and the Stanford University Board of Trustees.
Previously, Dr. Myersserved as a director of SynGen Inc. and Stanford Health Care and was a member of the Commercial Business Advisory Board for Third Rock Ventures, LLC.
Dr. Myers has served on several additional corporate boards including Genomic Health (NYSE: GHDX) and LipoScience (acquired by LabCorp Corporation, NYSE: LH) as well as influential not-for-profit boards including PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health), Indiana Black Expo, Inc. and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Indiana and Ohio.
Dr. Myers has consulted often with the California Endowment, received numerous awards and honors and made contributions to a variety of journals, books, newspapers and online media.
Early in his career, Dr. Myers was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), a fellow in critical care medicine, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the Stanford University Medical Center.
Dr. Myers received a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the Harvard Medical School, Master’s degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with honors from Stanford University. He is licensed to practice medicine in Indiana and California.
Dr. Myers is married, lives in Indianapolis IN, and has five children, one son-in-law, one-daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.