Vishu J. Jhaveri, M.D., M.S.A.
As senior vice president of Health Services and chief medical officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Dr. Vishu J. Jhaveri, M.D., M.S.A. oversees the development of corporate medical policies and the daily administrative functions of the Health Services Division. In addition to the academics of medical policy development, those functions include: accreditation, medical underwriting, medical claims review, clinical quality improvement, care management, disease management, health promotion/wellness, utilization review and provider credentialing.
Dr. Jhaveri received his medical degree from Bombay University in Bombay, India and completed his pediatric residency at John Hopkins Bayview Hospital in Baltimore. He later became chief resident of pediatrics at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore. He is board certified in pediatrics as well as quality assurance and utilization management.
Dr. Jhaveri has a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and taught graduate level courses in health care administration for Central Michigan University as an adjunct faculty member. He is a member of many professional organizations and is a senior scholar with the Department of Population Health at the Jefferson School of Medicine in Philadelphia.
Honored as one of "25 Terrific Pediatricians" in Baltimore Magazine, Dr. Jhaveri practiced medicine in a variety of settings for more than 15 years and was a key leader in forming an IPA in Baltimore. While in private practice, he served in a variety of leadership and administrative positions before joining the administrative ranks of Healthcare Automation, Highmark Blue Shield & Capital Blue Cross, Keystone Health Plan Central, Nationwide Better Health and Coventry Healthcare, Inc. Throughout his administrative career, he has served in various executive capacities such as medical director, chief medical officer, vice president, chief operating officer and executive vice president.