Food as Medicine: The Power of Diet to Prevent and Treat Chronic Disease
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
2:35 pm – 3:35 pm
Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH, is chief medical officer of Zipongo. He has an extensive background in health care management and policy and is currently President-elect of The American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Prior to Zipongo, Dexter was the chief medical director /executive director for global health benefits and corporate wellness for Cummins, Inc. He has also served as chief medical director of the employee health plan for Vanderbilt University and Medical Center, where Dexter held joint faculty appointments. He is co-author of the book “Integrating Wellness into Your Disease Management Programs” which is a “how- to” guide for employers that wish to innovate their approach to chronic condition management. Dexter is board-certified in general preventive medicine and public health and serves on numerous boards. Other positions he has held include senior vice president and chief medical officer for Healthways, senior health policy strategist in the Division of Government Affairs for the biotechnology company Amgen Inc., chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and editor of the Journal of Managed Care Physicians.