Derek van Amerongen, M.D.Derek van Amerongen, M.D. is retired, and previously served as vice president and medical officer for Humana Health Plans of Ohio in Cincinnati. Before joining Humana, he was national medical director for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, responsible for working with Anthem’s national accounts. His experience also includes over six years as chief of obstetrics and gynecology and vice president for medical affairs for the Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corporation. He was also a faculty member in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

He has written and presented extensively on managed care and health topics. Dr. van Amerongen’s contributions have appeared in such publications as The New England Journal of Medicine, Physician Executive, Health Affairs, The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Oncology and others. His first book, Networks and the Future of Medical Practice, won the 1998 Robert A. Henry Literary Award of the American College of Physician Executives.

Dr. van Amerongen has participated in a variety of projects focused on health care improvement, including serving as chair of the Women’s Health Task Force of the American Association of Health Plans, the Obesity Task Force for America’s Health Insurance Plans, the boards of directors for URAC and the Cincinnati division of the American Heart Association, and the executive committee for the National Practitioner Data Bank. His community work includes serving as chair of the Association’s Greater Cincinnati chapter board and on the advisory board of the Salvation Army.

Dr. van Amerongen received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his master’s degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago. He performed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago. He also earned a master’s degree in medical administration from the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. van Amerongen was elected to the board of directors in 2016.