Chief Executive Officer, Corizon
Dr. Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., MD, MBA is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company. He is a nationally recognized leader in the development of medical quality initiatives and innovative healthcare management programs and brings a successful background in public health and medicine to Corizon. Prior to joining Corizon in 2013, Dr. Myers served as Managing Director for Myers Ventures LLC, which facilitates his interests in domestic and international healthcare management. He was formerly the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of WellPoint, Inc. where he established the Health Quality Assurance Division. Dr. Myers also served as the Director of Healthcare Management Prior to joining WellPoint, Myers served as director of health care management at Ford Motor Company (1996-2000). His responsibilities included the management of quality, cost and access issues related to health benefits, occupational health, workers’ compensation and disability programs. Before joining Ford, Myers served as corporate medical director for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (1991-1995), and as the commissioner of health for New York City (1990-1991). Myers also served as the commissioner of health for the state of Indiana, and Secretary, Indiana State Board of Health (1985-1990). In the latter part of 1984, he was the physician health advisor, United States Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, Washington, D.C. In the early eighties, Myers served as chairman of San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center’s Quality Assurance Program as well as that hospital’s associate director, for the medical/surgical intensive care unit. Prior to that, he was the physician specialist in surgery and attending physician of the Division of Emergency Services at Stanford University Medical Center. In April 2005, Myers became a member of the Committee on Assessment of the United State Drug Safety System, appointed by the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. In addition, he is a Visiting Professor of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine, and Vice-Chairman of the Steering Committee on the Future of the King-Drew Medical Center. Myers is a member of the Institute of Medicine, of the National Academy of Sciences and a Master of the American College of Physicians. He has received numerous medical and community service awards and has published extensively on medical issues important to public health. Myers’ past teaching and university credentials include assistant professor of medicine at Cornell Medical College, New York City and assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a former adjunct associate professor of medicine, University of Michigan School of Medicine, and former clinical associate professor of medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Indiana University School of Medicine. With a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Harvard Medical School, Myers also holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Stanford University and is a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar.