Dr. Michael A. Stocker Joins the Board of the United Hospital Fund
Michael A. Stocker, MD, MPH, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the United Hospital Fund, a health services research and philanthropic organization in New York City.
“Michael Stocker brings to the Fund's board a unique combination of experience and real-world knowledge of how both health care and health care systems work,” said James R. Tallon, Jr., president of the United Hospital Fund. “The other directors, the staff of the Fund, and I all feel very fortunate to have his wisdom on our board to guide our mission to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York.”
Dr. Stocker was president and chief executive officer of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield from 1994 to 2005. Before joining Empire, he was president of CIGNA Health Plans and, earlier, medical director and then executive vice president and general manager of the Greater New York Region of US Healthcare.
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Stocker served as associate chairman and program director in the department of family practice at Cook County Hospital, and then as medical director of Anchor HMO/Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, both in Chicago. While at Anchor, Dr. Stocker earned his master of public health degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Active in both professional and community activities, Dr. Stocker is on the boards of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Arthur Ashe Institute, and formerly served on the boards of the National Quality Forum, National Committee for Quality Assurance, and New York City Partnership. He was a member of the leadership committee of the Fund's Strategic Health Initiatives for New York campaign.
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