Dr. James Chen is the founder of ChenMed and serves as Chairman of the ChenMed Board of Directors. After scoring the country's top college entrance exam score, he attended the prestigious Taiwan National University to complete his bachelor's degree. After college, Dr. Chen moved to the United States and completed his master's degree in Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis.
He then matriculated to one of the country's premier Biochemical Engineering Institutes at the University of Wisconsin to study under the esteemed and internationally famed Dr. Henry Lardy. After completing his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Chen attended the University of Miami and subsequently completed his medical training at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Together with his wife, Mary, and sons, Christopher and Gordon, Dr. Chen and his family focus to bring diverse communities around the country cutting-edge, high-quality preventive and primary care.
Dr. Chen is an avid photographer and humanitarian. In addition to being active in the community, he has invested many years performing medical mission work in Central America, mainly in Nicaragua. Dr. Chen is a cancer survivor.
Chief Optimization Officer
Mary Chen is the co-founder of ChenMed and also serves as the Chief Optimization Officer for the ChenMed Family of Companies.
Born and raised in Taiwan, Mary was taught to always respect and care for those who came before you. She and her husband James instilled these same core values and beliefs in their sons, Christopher and Gordon. This devotion and commitment to serving seniors helps ChenMed focus on caring for the nation's most fragile and underserved patients.
Mary's commitment to "service, service, service" helps differentiate the ChenMed brand in the eyes of our patients, generating Net Promoter Scores in the low- to mid-90s across each of our medical centers — a score unprecedented in the healthcare industry.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Christopher Chen is the CEO of ChenMed, a physician practice that aims to bring concierge-style medicine and better health outcomes to the neediest populations – low-income seniors managing multiple complex chronic conditions. Dr. Chen oversees ChenMed’s operations through its senior medical centers throughout the southeastern United States and Chicago, as well as its portfolio affiliated primary care practices and groups. Raised in South Florida, home to ChenMed’s headquarters, Dr. Chen graduated from the University of Miami’s Honors Program in Medicine. Dr. Chen went on to complete his medical training at Beth Israel Deaconess, a major Harvard University teaching hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. His clinical skills and research accomplishments then led to a specialty position at Cornell University Medical College in Manhattan, New York, where he studied cardiology.
Dr. Chen brought these valuable skills and experiences with him to ChenMed, where he has served as CEO since 2009. Under Dr. Chen’s leadership, ChenMed has grown from four senior medical centers in Florida in 2010 to the 39 it operates in nine U.S. markets today. ChenMed’s innovative, physician-led model focuses on accountability and scalability, and the model has proven results. ChenMed patients have 38 percent fewer hospital days per year than the national average. As a fully capitated Medicare Advantage provider, ChenMed has succeeded in providing better care to patients at a lower cost by focusing on prevention, patient behavior modification, and practical solutions like increasing patient access to physicians and specialists and providing courtesy transportation, on-site imaging, and medication. Patient satisfaction is high, with Net Promoter Scores in the low-to-mid 90s.
Dr. Chen’s guidance has led to accolades for ChenMed from numerous sources including the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.K. National Health System, and publications such as Health Affairs, Forbes® Magazine, The Guardian and The Economist®. In addition, the company was named “Best Primary Care System in the U.S.” by Medical Economics. Honors like these reflect ChenMed's innovative and compassionate approach to caring for seniors with complex diseases, as well as ChenMed’s notable results in achieving better health care outcomes.
Dr. Jeffrey Kang serves as President of the ChenMed Family of Companies. As President, Dr. Kang ensures execution of the company's strategic plan and associated performance objectives.
Prior to joining the ChenMed Family, Dr. Kang served as the Senior Vice President of the Walgreens Health and Wellness Services and Solutions Division which ran the company's emerging healthcare businesses generating over $1.5 billion dollars in revenue. His P&L responsibility included over 400 US work site clinics, over 400 retail health care clinics, accountable care organizations where Walgreens participated in risk, and over 200 hospital campus pharmacies operated by Walgreens.
Before joining Walgreens in October 2011, Dr. Kang was Chief Medical Officer at CIGNA from 2002 to 2011, where he was responsible for the company's health strategy and policy for its medical, pharmacy and behavioral products and launching its medical home and accountable care initiatives. Previously, Dr. Kang joined the Clinton Administration in 1994 as a White House fellow and then subsequently served as Chief Clinical Officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) from 1998 to 2002. He was also Chief Medical Officer for the Office of Managed Care from 1995 to 1998.
Although Jeff is a seasoned healthcare executive, he began his career as an internist and geriatrician and ran full risk clinics in Boston. He served as the executive director of the Urban Medical Group – a non-profit, private group practice specializing in the care of the frail elderly and disabled.
Dr. Kang received his MD from the University of California at San Francisco and his MPH from the University of California at Berkeley. He received his clinical training at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital and remained on the clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School for more than 10 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of NCQA – the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Gordon Chen is the son of Dr. James Chen, founder of ChenMed. At ChenMed, Dr. Chen leads the medical services for the South Florida division, national business development, and specialist services lines. He has led the physician recruiting and training aspect of ChenMed's national expansion and also has interests in healthcare innovation and technology as it applies to healthcare delivery and coordination of care.
Following an early passion for medicine, he enrolled in Brown University's Program of Liberal Medical Education, the nation's only Ivy League program that combines undergraduate and medical school education. At Brown, Dr. Chen thrived as a scholar athlete, was elected captain of the varsity football team, and graduated with honors in Economics. Following his family tradition, Dr. Chen accepted a scholarship to attend University of Miami School of Medicine and graduated at the top of his medical school class with Alpha Omega Alpha recognition. Staying in Miami for training in Internal Medicine, his top performance earned him the ACP Outstanding Senior Resident award. He continued his fellowship in Cardiology at Miami, where, in his last year, he was elected Chief Fellow and awarded outstanding fellow of the year.
Stephanie Leonard Chen married her high school sweetheart, Christopher Chen, in 1999. Prior to their marriage, she attended the University of Florida but transferred to Boston College to support Christopher during his residency in the area. She graduated cum laude from Boston College with a degree in economics.
During his residency in Boston and fellowship in New York, Stephanie supported Christopher financially while also receiving a Harlan Scholarship to attend New York Law School. She maintained that scholarship throughout law school, achieving Dean's List and making law review. Stephanie was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008.
Stephanie has been with ChenMed since 2006 and became General Counsel for the organization in 2012. Stephanie enjoys the incredibly energetic culture and atmosphere at ChenMed and loves living and working closely with her family.
Stephanie and Christopher have four children together and live in Weston, Florida.
Chief Quality Officer
Jessica Chen is daughter-in-law to Dr. James Chen, founder of ChenMed. She had an early interest in medicine, and after graduating valedictorian from her high school in Cape Coral, Florida, she was accepted into the highly competitive Honor Program in Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, a combined college and medical school program.
In her first year of medical school, via medical missions, she met and married Dr. Gordon Chen, Dr. James Chen's second son. In medical school, she graduated top of her class and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society and elected president of the society in her junior year.
Dr. Jessica Chen completed her training in Internal Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she had particular interests in Women's Health, Preventive Medicine, Global Medical Missions, Exercise and Nutrition. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and is distinguished by her caring nature and precise intellect.
At ChenMed, in addition to practicing medicine, she has led the launch of on-site pharmacy across all locations and developed processes to ensure ChenMed is a leader in healthcare quality.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Redmond is Chief Financial Officer for ChenMed. An officer of the company and a member of the ChenMed board of directors, Michael is responsible for all financial operations of the privately owned medical, consulting and technology business working to positively change American healthcare through primary care innovation for the neediest populations.
Michael brings extensive experience in accounting, financial reporting, business development and strategy for healthcare and technology companies to his ChenMed leadership role. Passionate about ChenMed's mission, Michael is able to leverage experience with companies at different stages of the business lifecycle (from start-up businesses, to intrapreneurial growth businesses and established Fortune 100 companies) to help ChenMed continue to fuel innovation and make inroads to new markets.
Among Michael's areas of expertise are: accounting; audit; financial reporting; financial planning and analysis; strategy; business development; pricing; restructuring and operations. Michael was previously CFO for Aetna's Accountable Care Solutions business, where he was responsible for all financial operations of the business including financial engineering of risk-based business opportunities to enable providers with the resources and capabilities they need to deliver on value-based care arrangements. Michael started at Aetna in 2009 and served in a variety of roles including Head of Finance and Strategy for Aetna's Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) business and Head of Cost Strategy for Aetna's National Accounts business.
Prior to joining Aetna, Michael spent 5 years at CIGNA in financial leadership roles across the enterprise including Healthcare Strategy, Financial Planning, Information Technology and Managed Care Accounting. From 2000 to 2004, he was Controller and Business Unit Finance Officer for the U.S. business of Integralis A.G., a leading information technology security firm headquartered in Germany. Before working at Integralis, Michael was a Supervising Senior in KPMG's Information, Communications and Entertainment Audit and Advisory Services practice in New York City.
Michael is a graduate of CIGNA's Financial Development Program, Aetna's Financial Leadership Program, is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Fordham University.
Chief Membership Officer
With all of his professional experiences and successes, Peter Lymm has never lost sight of the most important reason for his work: making people’s lives better. "My career has always challenged me to reach very lofty goals,"Peter says. "Generating new business, improving profitability and operational efficiency, having better, more convenient and accessible products -- these are the things that drive me to excel and demonstrate my personal best. So are the people who ultimately benefit from these goals. As Chief Membership Officer leading sales and marketing of JenCare and ChenMed, I now have the opportunity to directly impact the lives of seniors in need by connecting them to well-coordinated, high quality, effective medical care and services. It’s a rewarding feeling."
Prior to joining JenCare/ChenMed, Peter served in top leadership positions for some of the nation’s largest and most notable organizations, including Samsung, Aetna and Bridgeport Hospital - Yale New Haven Health. In these respective organizations, Peter led initiatives to build a global healthcare IT practice and launch innovative financial and insurance products and services. He also helped organizations grow and retain customers, streamline operations and achieve and maintain accreditation standards.
Outside of work, Peter has contributed his time and talent to a number of organizations focused on healthcare, education and social well-being. He served as Chairman for the Alliance for Managed Care and was appointed to the National Uniform Billing and National Uniform Claim Committees under the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. He was also on the Board of Directors for the Korean Language and Cultural Education Institute, the National Organization for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and the YMCA.
As an undergraduate, Peter double majored in Healthcare Management and Psychology at the University of Rochester. He holds an MBA from the University of New Haven School of Business, is certified in Project Management and is a Six Sigma Green Belt. Peter and his family currently live in Boston.