Dr. Bill Winkenwerder is Chairman of CitiusTech, a global health information technology services firm. He also serves as Chairman and CEO of Winkenwerder Strategies LLC, a US-based healthcare advisory firm. With broad experience in medical care delivery, population health, healthcare finance, and health insurance, Dr. Winkenwerder is a recognized expert on leading large scale organizational change and innovative health information technologies. In addition to Confluent Health, he serves as director or advisor for Net Health, Centers for Diagnostic Imaging, WPS Health Solutions, Elation Health and RxRevu.
Previously, Dr. Winkenwerder served as CEO of Highmark Health, a $17B diversified insurance and health care firm, and as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs with responsibility for a $40 Billion annual budget, 132,000 personnel and 9.5 Million beneficiaries worldwide. He led initiatives in wartime military medicine, biodefense, and public health preparedness. Prior senior leadership positions were with Blue Cross of Massachusetts, Prudential Healthcare and Emory University.
Dr. Winkenwerder is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a Board Certified Physician who has practiced primary care medicine. Charitable work includes service with the Executive Advisory Board of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, The Board of Trustees of Davidson College, and The Bob Woodruff Foundation.
Dr. Winkenwerder has been an advisor to US Presidents, Presidential Candidates, and many large corporations. He has been a contributor to various national news and media outlets. A graduate of Davidson College, and The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Winkenwerder, received his Masters in Business Administration from The Wharton School of Business and completed a research fellowship at The University of Pennsylvania.