Ken Coburn, MD, MPH is CEO and Medical Director for Health Quality Partners (HQP), a non-profit R&D organization in Doylestown, Pennsylvania dedicated to designing and testing innovative models of care to improve the health of vulnerable populations. The system of community-based advanced preventive care pioneered by HQP has been rigorously tested in the Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration and found to achieve better health at lower cost for high-risk chronically ill older adults. In partnership with Aetna, Inc. the same model has proven effective in higher-risk Medicare Advantage members.
Prior to founding HQP, Dr. Coburn served in leadership positions for quality and population health in a multi-hospital health system consortium (PennCARE), disease management division of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Health Partners Plans (Philadelphia), the AIDS Center at Montefiore Medical Center, and the outpatient AIDS Clinic at Jacobi Hospital.
He received his BA from Brown University, his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and did post-graduate training in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He earned his MPH from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and is currently a doctoral candidate in public health (DrPH) at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health where he was awarded the Arthur B. Holzworth endowed scholarship in health leadership.