Robert Margolis, MD

CEO Emeritus, HealthCare Partners LLC

Robert Margolis, MD's Bio

Robert Margolis, MD, is the former co-chair of the board of DaVita HealthCare Partners. He was a founding partner and the managing partner of HealthCare Partners’ predecessor, California Primary Physicians Medical Group. Under his leadership, HealthCare Partners became a highly respected and innovative physician-owned-and-operated medical group, independent physician association and management services organization.

Margolis has been on the leading edge of the managed care industry for more than 30 years. He is a much sought-after spokesperson because of his vast experience in integrated delivery systems and physician practice management. He is one of seven people appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the University of California Board of Regents to serve on the board of directors of the Martin Luther King Jr. Hospital. Margolis is a member of the HealthCare Policy Advisory Council for Harvard Medical School. He is a member and past chair of the boards of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the California Association of Physician Groups and California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles. He is a founding board member of the Council of Accountable Physician Practices and a member of the Executive Management School advisory committee of the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a past member of the Catholic HealthCare West Southern California board and its strategic planning committee. Margolis is past chair of the American Medical Group Association and a two-time past chair of the Unified Medical Group Association.

Margolis is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. While practicing medicine, he was an active member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

He is a graduate of Rutgers University (high honors – Henry Rutgers Scholar) and the Duke University Medical School and completed a fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.

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