As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David J. Sand provides overall clinical vision to the organization, helping to ensure the safety, effectiveness, and relevancy of ZeOmega’s thought leadership. He also provides clinical direction on product development, positioning, and relevance for the company’s evolving markets.
Dr. Sand is a board-certified otolaryngologist-head & neck surgeon. After dedicating 12 years to a solo clinical practice, he transitioned to become the chief medical officer of Permedion, a URAC-accredited IRO in Ohio and HMS, a national program integrity vendor to 46 different state Medicaid agencies and the CMS. Since then, Dr. Sand has served as chief medical officer in multiple Medicare Advantage and Medicaid health plans. Most recently he was chief medical officer of Care N’ Care, a provider-owned Medicare Advantage Plan in Texas, and as the national chief medical officer for Medicare for Anthem BCBS.
Dr. Sand has participated on the board of the National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO), the American Diabetes Association, and has been a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Institute of Healthcare Quality, the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has also spoken nationally on fraud, waste and abuse, palliative and end of life care, and quality improvement.
Dr. Sand received his Bachelor of Science and MD degrees from Brown University in Providence, RI, and his MBA with honors from Regis University in Denver, CO. He served his surgical internship at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and his otolaryngology residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.