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Michael Sherman, MD

Massachusetts, United States
Dr. Michael Sherman is chief medical officer and senior vice president for health services at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a leading not-for-profit health plan insuring 1.2 million members in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Connecticut. Widely recognized as a pioneer in the development of outcomes-based payment agreements, Dr. Sherman is credited with cementing Harvard Pilgrim’s position as a leader among insurers in crafting agreements with pharmaceutical companies that tie payments for a drug to its performance. In 2018, he received Xconomy’s “Contrarian Award” for his contributions, which include having signed the nation’s first such payment model for a gene therapy, helping pave the way for the development of innovative financing models.

Dr. Sherman serves as chair of the Board of Managers of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, which encompasses the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER). He also sits on the board of directors for the Personalized Medicine Coalition.

Prior to joining Harvard Pilgrim, Dr. Sherman held leadership roles at Humana, UnitedHealth Group, and Thomson Medstat (now IBM Truven). He holds a B.A. and an M.S. in biomedical anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and received his M.D. from Yale and M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
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