Woodrow A. Myers Jr., MD

Chief Executive Officer,
Corizon Health

Dr. Woodrow Myers is a nationally recognized leader in the development of medical quality initiatives and advanced healthcare management programs. Today he serves as Chief Executive Officer for Corizon Health. This exciting challenge has coupled his passion for the highest standards of patient care and management, with the largest and most innovative correctional healthcare provider in the country.

Dr. Myers is a director at the Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Express Scripts [ESRX], and SynGen, Inc. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mozambique Healthcare Consortium (www.mozambiquehealth.org).  Previously, he has served as the authorized representative for President Obama’s 2012 Re-Election Campaign, Obama for America, in the state of Indiana. He is the former 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  at the Ford Motor Company where he initiated quality assurance metrics for Ford healthcare vendors and established new global health and safety policies to benefit Ford and its employees. He is a former health commissioner for the city of New York and the state of Indiana, past chairman of the Visiting Committee for the Harvard School of Public Health and has served as a member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers and the Stanford University Board of Trustees. Additionally, he has served on several boards including Genomic Health [GHDX], LipoScience, Inc. [LPDX], PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health), Valitás Health Services, Inc., Third Rock Ventures, LLC and Indiana Black Expo. He has received numerous awards and honors, and has made contributions to a large variety of journals, books, newspapers and online media.  Early in his career Dr. Myers was an assistant professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco and a fellow in critical care medicine and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the Stanford University Medical Center.

Dr. Myers received a doctor of medicine [MD] degree from the Harvard Medical School, a master’s degree in business administration [MBA] from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a bachelor of science [BS] with honors from Stanford University.