Dr. Julian Harris, MD, M.Sc., MBA is Chairman and CEO of ConcertoCare, where he leads the tech-enabled, risk-based care company’s efforts to provide integrated, in-home care for adults with complex health and social needs. He is also an Operating Partner on the Healthcare Services team at Deerfield since 2019. Before Deerfield, Dr. Harris was the founding President of CareAllies, Cigna’s family of multipayer provider services and home-based care businesses. Previously, he led US Strategic Operations for Cigna and managed a $500 million internal investment portfolio focused on technology and innovation.
During his tenure as Chief Executive of the $11 billion Massachusetts Medicaid program, the agency deepened its partnerships with the state’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and developed a unique, capitation-based Medicaid accountable care organization (ACO) program. He and his team also built an integrated approach to addressing medical, behavioral, and unmet social needs into the country’s first Medicare-Medicaid duals demonstration, authorized by the Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Harris was also an adviser to Google Ventures (GV), which focused on health care services. Before GV, he led the health care team in the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As the federal government’s chief health care finance official, he oversaw a $1 trillion budget and provided management and policy oversight for a range of programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During Harris’ time at OMB, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the CMS Innovation Center greatly accelerated the development and implementation of value-based care programs focused on improving quality and reducing costs.
Dr. Harris trained in internal medicine and primary care at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital and practiced as a hospitalist at Cambridge Health Alliance and as a clinical consultant for Best Doctors. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Policy and Medical Ethics from Duke University and holds a Master of Science from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He is also a graduate of the Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine, where he currently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor. Dr. Harris is a trustee of the New York Academy of Medicine and a member of the advisory boards for the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at Penn and the NYU Department of Population Health.
In his free time, he likes to find new places to hike and kayak with his family. He also enjoys teaching himself how to play the piano. While still several years away from being able to attempt a concerto, he loves to listen to them and dream.