September 23, 2008
MedImpact Appoints New Medical Director
MedImpact has appointed Louis C. Tripoli, M.D., to the position of vice president and medical director. In his new role, Dr. Tripoli will further expand MedImpact's health services programs, with a focus on innovations that foster new ways to approach complex health problems. He will direct health outcomes research as well as drug management strategy and clinical integration. Dr. Tripoli reports to Dr. Louis Brunetti, senior vice president and chief medical officer for MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.
"Dr. Tripoli is a proven leader and brings a wealth of experience and capabilities in many significant areas of medical management," said Dr. Brunetti. "By looking at the whole health care picture, both medical and pharmacy, MedImpact will continue to be a leader in delivering high quality clinical programs that benefit both the payor and the consumer. I am confident Dr. Tripoli will contribute significantly to our continued accomplishments in the health services arena."
As medical director for MedImpact, Dr. Tripoli is responsible for all pharmacy and therapeutics activities related to the drug selection process and formulary development, as well as all clinical research. He also oversees the company's prior authorization and utilization management programs.
Prior to joining MedImpact, Dr. Tripoli was a Captain in the United States Navy and served as senior medical officer for the Navy Personnel Command. He has also served in the United States Marine Corps as group surgeon and chief public health officer for the 4th Civil Affairs Group, First Marine Expeditionary Force.
Preceding his military service, Dr. Tripoli held various civilian positions with health plans and medical groups, including senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer.
Dr. Tripoli earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his doctorate of medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency and served as chief resident in internal medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and continues to practice in his medical specialty.
About MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.
MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc. is the nation's largest pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company that does not sell drugs. Founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, California, the company currently serves more than 30 million individuals nationwide. MedImpact clients include Fortune 500 corporations, unions, managed care organizations, insurance carriers, third-party administrators, as well as local, state and federal employee programs. MedImpact bases its success on delivering innovative products and services designed to lower overall client cost while increasing member satisfaction and quality of care.