MVP Health Care Names Dr. Cupid Gascon Vice President of Clinical Transformation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Jo Ann LeSage Nelson

SCHENECTADY, NY, May 8, 2017 — MVP Health Care announces the appointment of Cupid Gascon, M.D., MBA, MS as vice president of clinical transformation, a newly created position that will play a critical role in advancing MVP’s value-based care model and collaborating with provider partners to ensure their practices thrive under value-based agreements.

Gascon is board certified in emergency medicine and is a medical informaticist with 10 years of hospital practice and more than 10 years of non-clinical experience, primarily in health information technology. He most recently served as regional medical officer at Zynx Health out of Los Angeles, Calif., a provider of evidence-based clinical content and clinical decision support tools. Earlier in his career, Gascon spent time as physician executive with Dearborn Advisors (a consulting firm specializing in deployment of advanced clinical information systems); physician advisor for Covenant Health; chair of emergency medicine at Oswego Hospital; vice president of medical affairs and physician consultant for McKesson Provider Technologies; and emergency physician at A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital in Fulton.

“Cupid’s dual expertise in patient care and medical informatics will be integral to the way we work with providers to help them understand how they can leverage data to drive improved patient outcomes,” said MVP Chief Medical Officer Elizabeth Malko, M.D.

In 2005, Gascon received a National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine fellowship in Health Sciences Informatics at the Johns Hopkins University, which helped ignite his passion for medical informatics as a field and has largely influenced his career. He earned his doctorate at the University of the Philippines and completed his residency at the University of Connecticut. He went on to earn an executive MBA from Binghamton University and a master of science degree in health sciences informatics from Johns Hopkins University.

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