Dr. Prakash Patel is a Lead Operating Executive – Healthcare. Prakash has 25 years of healthcare leadership experience and a proven track record of driving strategy and operations to deliver growth across a broad spectrum of healthcare areas. In particular, he has been an innovator at the intersection of the payor, provider, and technology landscapes and has driven solutions around integrated care models to meet the needs of those with chronic and complex conditions. As a lead operating executive, he will utilize his expertise to support the value creation strategies and execution capabilities related to investments in leading healthcare businesses.
Most recently, Prakash served as Executive Vice President and President for Anthem, Inc.’s Diversified Business Group, where he led the business’s strategic direction and its multi-fold growth. Before joining Anthem, he served as Chief Operating Officer of the GuideWell Enterprise and Florida Blue and President of GuideWell Health; and in executive roles with Magellan Health Services, Internet Healthcare Group, and Scheer & Company.
Prakash earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan and his Medical Doctorate degree from Cornell University Medical College. He is an avid fitness and sports enthusiast, a current Board Member for Dugout Ventures, a CEO forum member of the national value-based organization HCP-LAN (CMSAlliance), and a past Global 50 Executive member. His civic activities include supporting education and healthcare organizations focused on children and the underprivileged.