Derek Robinson

VP & Chief Medical Officer
Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Illinois

Dr. Derek J. Robinson is vice president and chief medical officer for BCBSIL. In this role, Dr. Robinson provides clinical leadership and strategic oversight to help ensure effective and efficient delivery of quality medical care to more than 8 million health plan members. Dr. Robinson, a practicing emergency medicine physician, also serves as the chair of the company’s Health Equity Steering Committee. This committee is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s health equity strategy, including institutionalizing equity across the company’s business operations.

In his prior role, Dr. Robinson served as vice president, Enterprise Quality and Accreditation at HCSC. During his tenure, he was responsible for quality improvement operations for retail, Medicare Advantage, managed Medicaid and Federal Employee Program membership.

Prior to joining BCBSIL, Dr. Robinson was the first physician member of the executive leadership team at the Illinois Health and Hospital Association, where he led efforts to improve health care quality and safety for patients across Illinois. Dr. Robinson is the former chief medical officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Chicago regional office.

Dr. Robinson is board-certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a diplomat of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He holds degrees from Xavier University of Louisiana, the Howard University College of Medicine and the University of Chicago Booth School Of Business.

Dr. Robinson completed his residency training in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago. He is an adjunct faculty member at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Indiana University Northwest School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson serves on the Board of Trustees at Xavier University of Louisiana.

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