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Medical Director of Population Health

UCLA Health
90001, Los Angeles
Closing date
Jul 11, 2024



The Medical Director of Population Health is a member of the senior leadership team of the UCLA Health Faculty Practice Group (FPG).


Under the direction of the FPG CMO, the Medical Director of Population Health works in a dyad relationship with the Director of Population Health, as well as the Director of Care of Care Management, and collaborates as needed with other UCLA Faculty Practice Group and UCLA Health leaders and stakeholders.  This position provides physician leadership for the Office of Population Health and Accountable Care, and Ambulatory Care Management.  This position collaborates on defined UCLA Faculty Practice Group, UCLA Medical Group, and UCLA Health programs that support strategic priorities and institutional goals of UCLA Health in Population Health Management. In doing all this work, this role works closely with other internal stakeholders of UCLA Health such as Nursing, Pharmacy, Contracting, IT, and Clinical Departments.  This position contributes to the development of UCLA’s Population Health strategy in alignment with overall health system strategy.


The clinical aspect of this role includes identifying and developing known best practice and novel care models and analytic approaches to achieve population health goals, priorities, and execute programs to execute UCLA Health system strategy. The role will support the Strategic Objectives for UCLA Health Population Health and the foundational pillars of the Office of Population Health and Accountable Care. This role has an externally facing role related to alternative payment models and participation with other UC campuses via UC Population Health (Oakland) initiatives, to benefit UCLA Health in its Population Health initiatives. This position will work within the nexus of information technology, clinical operations, and patient care models.


This position will require keeping abreast of the current healthcare environment within UCLA Health, the Southern California and West Coast regions, and the nation, regarding anticipated changes and trends that may affect the configuration and necessary response of UCLA’s integrated professional practice. These include following and understanding changes in health system alignments and affiliations, changes in healthcare payment strategies, government health programs, statewide collaboratives (e.g., Integrated Healthcare Association), a variety of ACO and equivalent partnership programs, regulatory and reporting requirements, local and national quality measurement and incentive programs, and evidence-based practice initiatives.




The University of California, Los Angeles is required to provide an estimate of the salary range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions. Salary offers are determined based on candidate qualifications and experience. The target salary range for this position is $275,000 to $348,100 (annual).




  • A board-certified MD or DO in any specialty with an unrestricted medical license to practice in the state of California.
  • Advanced degree (e.g., MPH, MHA, MS, MBA) in related field desired but not required.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in value based care.
  • Experience working in and leading teams to improve value-based reimbursement models.
  • Experience in establishing strategic priorities and implementation of large-scale initiatives.
  • Experience in data analytics and data reporting, including familiarity with current usage of AI and machine learning.
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating operational workflows.
  • The ability to build collaborative relationships and work with a large number of diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience in effectively supporting and mentoring leaders of multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience utilizing the approaches and methods of process improvement and implementation science as evidenced by achieving targeted outcomes.
  •  A thorough understanding of modern healthcare business practices is required.
  • Ability to communicate complex topics and present the issues in a clear manner to facilitate clarity and decision-making.

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