Richard Shonk
(The Health Collaborative)

Member, LAN Clinical Episode Payment (CEP) Work Group

Chief Medical Officer to Lead Regional Health Transformation Work, The Health Collaborative

Richard Shonk, MD, PhD, serves as a member of the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network’s Clinical Episode Payment Work Group. In 2013, Dr. Richard Shonk joined the Greater Cincinnati Health Council, the Health Collaborative, and HealthBridge as Chief Medical Officer of the newly reconstituted, nonprofit, health care improvement organizations. Previously, he was Market Medical Director for United HealthCare and served on various boards, committees, and task forces of the three organizations. He was United HealthCare’s primary physician liaison to the Cincinnati and Dayton medical communities, overseeing clinical quality activities and medical expense management. Dr. Shonk has held senior physician executive positions in hospital administration and brings experience in quality management, case management, patient safety, medical staff affairs, and supervision of physicians in clinical and administrative roles, including Vice President of Medical Operations with the Cleveland Clinic Health System and Medical Director of the Quality Institute. He was also Senior Vice President of Quality for the Ohio Health System in Central Ohio. Dr. Shonk was in private practice for 10 years and continues to be active clinically. He is a member of the Governor’s Task Force in Ohio for Patient Centered Medical Home and a founding member of the Ohio Patient Safety Institute and served as chairman of its board. Dr. Shonk currently sits on the statewide Patient Safety Organization Task Force. Dr. Shonk is a board-certified physician in family medicine and a Certified Physician Executive with the American College of Physician Executives. He earned doctorates in medicine and pharmacology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and attended Ohio Dominican College in Columbus.


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