AIM leadership team

AIM leadership team

Our leadership team leverages its expertise from decades of health care experience to develop transformative solutions and strategies that benefit health plans, providers, and consumers.

President

Robert Mandel, MD, MBA

Robert Mandel, President, oversees the strategic direction of AIM Specialty Health, ensuring that the care delivered to health plan members is appropriate, safe, and affordable.

Senior Vice President, Solution Innovation and Partnerships

Michael Backus

Michael (Mike) Backus is the Senior Vice President of Solution Innovation and Partnerships at AIM. Mike drives the development of new solutions, ensuring that they create value, help improve quality of care, and promote affordability.

Senior Vice President, Solutions Management

George Gjermano

George Gjermano is the Senior Vice President of Solutions Management at AIM. Working with a team of Solution General Managers, George ensures that the AIM portfolio of solutions delivers the highest level of functionality, performance, and value.

Senior Vice President of Quality, Integrity, and Learning

Pamela Hursh, RN, MBA

Pamela Hursh is the Senior Vice President of Quality, Integrity, and Learning for AIM and myNEXUS. In this role, she works closely with AIM and myNEXUS operations and clinical leaders, providing oversight and supporting end-to-end program integrity for clinical service delivery processes, clinical adherence, and learning development.

Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations

Julie Thiel, MD

Julie Thiel, MD is the Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations for AIM. As a member of the executive team, she oversees the AIM clinical review process and operational workflows that help ensure care that aligns with medical evidence.

Chief Medical Officer

Femi Adewunmi, MD, MBA

Femi Adewunmi is the Chief Medical Officer at AIM. He drives improved quality, integrity, and performance of AIM solutions, leads the AIM team of solution medical directors, and collaborates with clients to achieve better health outcomes while improving costs.

Vice President and Medical Director, Oncology

Stacey Ban, MD

Stacey Ban, MD, serves as the Vice President and Medical Director for the AIM Medical Oncology Solution. She provides front line clinical expertise including the development of AIM Cancer Treatment Pathways. She played an important role leading the clinical process during the implementation of our solutions for Medical Oncology and Radiation Therapy.

Associate Chief Medical Officer and National Medical Director, Radiology and Guideline Development

Chris Buckle, MD, MBA, FRCPC

Chris Buckle, MD, is our Associate Chief Medical Officer and also serves as the clinical lead for radiology at AIM. In his role, Dr. Buckle is responsible for defining the clinical strategy of our flagship solution.

Vice President and Executive Medical Director, Government Programs Strategy and Delivery

Katherine Dallow, MD, MPH

As our Vice President and Executive Medical Director for Government Programs Strategy and Delivery, Katherine Dallow, MD, MPH, oversees the successful implementation and delivery of AIM solutions for our health plan clients’ Medicare Advantage and Medicaid members.

National Medical Director, Medical Oncology Programs and Genetics

Michael J. Fisch, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAHPM, FASCO

Michael Fisch, MD, serves as National Medical Director of Medical Oncology Programs and Genetics for AIM. In his role, he works closely with the executive leadership team to provide clinical expertise for the expansion of the AIM Medical Oncology Solution and for the AIM Genetic Testing Solution.

Rupa I. Nimmagadda, MD

Medical Director, Government Programs

Rupa I. Nimmagadda, MD, MA

Rupa I. Nimmagadda, MD, MA, serves as Medical Director of Government Programs. Her focus is on providing guidance to ensure that AIM solutions meet government program mandates and requirements for the Medicaid line of business.

Matt Patton

Associate Medical Director, Surgical Procedures Solution

Matthew S. Patton, MD

Matthew S. Patton, MD, is Associate Medical Director of the Surgical Procedures Solution at AIM. He provides operational leadership to ensure the solution is both clinically accurate and responsive, based on real-time provider engagement data.

National Medical Director, Cardiology, Sleep Medicine, and Surgical Procedures

Thomas P. Power, MD, FACC, MRCPI, MBA

Thomas Power, MD, is the National Medical Director of Cardiology, Sleep Medicine, and Surgical Procedures for AIM. Dr. Power is responsible for the clinical components of the Cardiology, Sleep, and Surgical Procedures Solutions.

National Medical Director, Rehabilitation and Back Pain Management

Kerrie Reed, MD

As the National Medical Director for the AIM Rehabilitation and Back Pain Management Solutions, Kerrie Reed, MD, is responsible for developing clinical strategy, enhancing provider engagement, and developing growth initiatives.

National Medical Director, Musculoskeletal

Richard Valdesuso, MD, MBA, MA

Richard Valdesuso, MD, serves as the National Medical Director of the Musculoskeletal Solution for AIM. In his role, he is responsible for defining the clinical strategy of the solution.

National Medical Director, Radiation Oncology

Robert P. Zimmerman, MD

Robert Zimmerman, MD, serves as National Medical Director of Radiation Oncology at AIM. In his role, he provides clinical leadership and guides the development of AIM Guidelines to ensure consistent use of appropriate radiation within our Oncology Solution.

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