MVP Health Care Appoints New Chief Medical Officer


CONTACT: Jo Ann LeSage Nelson

SCHENECTADY, NY, June 20, 2016―MVP Health Care has named Elizabeth (Beth) Malko, M.D. as its new chief medical officer. She will succeed Allen Hinkle, M.D. on July 18; Hinkle announced earlier this year that he would be leaving MVP.

Malko has more than 20 years of managed care experience, bringing her medical expertise to both for-profit and not-for-profit payor settings. She comes to MVP from a position as executive vice president for clinical transformation and operations at Evolent Health in Arlington, Va. Evolent was founded in 2011 by The Advisory Board to help progressive health care systems lead, build and own the path to value-based care.

She has extensive management experience, including leadership of engineers, physicians, pharmacists, nurses and administrative and managed care staff. She led a staff of more than 350 associates at Evolent in clinical strategy and relationships. Previously, Malko served as the executive vice president and chief medical officer for Fallon Community Health Plan in Worcester, Mass.; as the regional medical director for WellPoint Inc.’s state-sponsored business; and as a lead medical director for Anthem BCBS in New Hampshire and Connecticut. Earlier in her career, she also served as a family physician in private practice and as a chief engineer in several environmental engineering firms.

“Dr. Malko brings great talent and experience to MVP and I am confident that she will play a significant role in our ongoing transformation as we meet and manage the challenges presented by an ever-changing industry,” said MVP President and CEO Denise Gonick.

Malko earned a B.S. degree in biology and a master’s degree in engineering and environmental engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her M.D. was awarded by the University of Connecticut. She was board certified in family practice and is an active fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice.

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