August 25, 2008
Touchstone Health Announces Appointment of Dr. Roger London As Chief Medical Officer
NEW YORK, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Touchstone Health HMO, Inc. announced today that Dr. Roger London has recently joined the organization as Chief Medical Officer.
"We are privileged to have an accomplished healthcare leader, who brings to our organization a wealth of experience and specific expertise in the managed care industry," says Michael A. Muchnicki, President and Chief Executive Officer of Touchstone Health. "I am extremely pleased that Dr. London has chosen to continue his career at Touchstone Health, where he can put his vast knowledge to work for our members."In his new role, Dr. London will be responsible for the corporate oversight of the medical management strategy and medical policies of Touchstone Health. "I look forward to working with the team at Touchstone Health to provide excellent service for our physician network and our members," says Dr. London. "Touchstone Health has played a positive role in the New York market and I look forward to furthering the growth and development of the company."
Dr. London has broad managed care experience, having served as Corporate Vice President of Quality and as Vice President of Medical Management at Oxford Health Plans of NY/NJ/CT during Oxford's successful corporate turnaround. Most recently, Dr. London was Vice President and Medical Director of Flagship Global Health, a physician-founded, membership-based international company whose core business is the delivery of medical quality. Dr. London also served at the Lenox Hill Hospital as acting Chief Medical Officer and as VP/Medical Director of the Lenox Hill Healthcare Network.
In recognition of his extensive consulting experience, Dr. London was recently named Executive of the Year (2008-2009) in healthcare consulting by Cambridge Who's Who.
Before becoming a physician executive, Dr. London had extensive clinical and academic research experience. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in History and he earned his M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. After completing his internship and residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. London did post doctoral research in renal physiology and a clinical nephrology fellowship at Yale University. Dr. London holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
About Touchstone Health
Touchstone Health, headquartered in New York City, is an HMO focused on the Medicare market. Touchstone Health currently has 11,000 Medicare beneficiaries in the Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Orange, Westchester, Broome, Chenango, Delaware & Onondaga counties. Benefits are available to anyone enrolled in both Medicare Part A and B and continue to pay their Medicare applicable premiums.
Touchstone Health is a privately held company owned and advised by, among other investors, Lehman Brothers Venture Capital, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures and Steven Wiggins. The company was founded in 1998 by a group of
neighborhood physicians to bring personalized health care to New York. Touchstone Health prides itself on its local focus and customer service.
For more information about Touchstone Health, please visit the company's website at http://www.touchstone-health.com/ .
Contacts: Jill M. Tobin Touchstone Health HMO, Inc. 14 Wall Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10005 212-294-6996 [email protected] Rene Macapinlac Touchstone Health HMO, Inc. 14 Wall Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10005 212-294-1647 [email protected]
Touchstone Health HMO, Inc.
Web site: http://www.touchstone-health.com/