Ira M. Klein, MD, MBA, FACP, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Klein is responsible for ensuring the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care services for Health New England members, with a focus on clinical excellence, innovation and technology to improve health outcomes.
Before joining Health New England in 2020, Dr. Klein served as Senior Director and Lead, Healthcare Quality Strategy at Janssen for Johnson and Johnson, Inc., in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Previously, he held various positions at Aetna, Inc., in Hartford, Connecticut, including Medical Director, Patient Management, Northeast Region; Senior Medical Director and Analyst, National Accounts; and Chief of Staff and National Medical Director, Clinical Thought Leadership.
Dr. Klein is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of the American College of Physicians. He is a Certified Health Insurance Executive with the Association of Health Insurance Plans, Executive Leadership Program. Dr. Klein has published articles in several medical and insurance industry journals.
Dr. Klein holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, Graduate School of Management; a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; and a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University, College of Pharmacy.