Our Leadership


Bruce Himelstein
MD, MBA, FAAP, FAAHPM

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Bruce Himelstein is MVP’s Chief Medical Officer and a nationally recognized expert on pediatric oncology and palliative care. Beginning his career in oncology and home-based palliative care for children, Dr. Himelstein grounds his approach to health care in deep compassion for the patient and strong, lifelong relationships between health care providers and the individuals and families they serve. After nearly 20 years in palliative care, he transitioned into an executive leadership role in managed care, but the lessons and the mindset of palliative care stayed with him. He brings to MVP his extensive experience in strategic and program planning, implementation and monitoring, quality and process management and improvement, and leadership and team building. Dr. Himelstein believes MVP should be a lifelong companion for its members, ready and willing to meet their health care needs whenever and wherever they arise.