MEDIA CONTACT: Gwyn Dilday
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. - August 29, 2011 - Cigna announced today that Frank Brown, M.D. has been appointed as the market medical executive for Cigna's Mid-Atlantic region. Dr. Brown brings more than 15 years of experience in the health insurance industry and his background also includes serving as a hospital emergency room director. Dr. Brown will be based in the company's Richmond office.
"We are pleased that Frank Brown has joined our team," states Dan Nicoll, M.D., regional medical executive of Cigna's Northeast region. "His extensive knowledge and commitment to quality as well as his efforts to improve care for diverse communities will enable us to better serve the customers of the Mid-Atlantic region and enhance clinical programs that improve health over the long term."
Prior to joining Cigna, Dr. Brown served as a medical director for Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield where he also co-founded the company's Virginia diversity council. His experience also includes tenure with Oxford Health Plans and as an examiner for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.
Dr. Brown is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, holds a pharmacy degree from Howard University, a medical degree from Yale School of Medicine and has a master of business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. He currently serves as a trustee for the American Heart Association and is a former trustee for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Virginia. Brown is a life member of the American College of Physician Executives.
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