Ryan Schwarz, MD, MBA, is an internal medicine and pediatrics physician, and Chief of the Office of Payment and Care Delivery Innovation at MassHealth, Massachusetts’s Medicaid and CHIP program. In this role, Ryan oversees the Massachusetts 1115 demonstration with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, including MassHealth’s Accountable Care Organization program, providing care for over 1.3 million members, MassHealth’s primary care reform efforts, health equity incentives programs, and health-related social needs initiatives. Ryan also served as the clinical lead for the Massachusetts COVID-19 Response Command Center in which he helped lead the state’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to his time with Massachusetts state government, Ryan worked with multiple governments and health care systems as a technical adviser to the World Bank and Global Financing Facility. Ryan also co-founded and served as the chief operating officer and CEO of Nepal’s first public-private partnership healthcare delivery organization, developing health care systems in some of the most remote districts of Nepal serving over 300k patients annually. Ryan also co-founded the Community Health Impact Coalition, which now works with multilateral institutions and governments in over 40 countries to enhance the implementation of evidence-based community health worker programs.
Ryan earned his MD and MBA at Yale University, completed his internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Harvard Medical School, and is a practicing internal medicine and pediatrics physician at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Chelsea Healthcare Center.