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Executive Vice President and President, Facilitated Health Networks
Independence Blue Cross
Anthony V. Coletta, M.D., M.B.A, is executive vice president and president of Facilitated Health Networks at Independence Blue Cross. In this role, Dr. Coletta leads the development of Independence’s strategic relationships with physicians and health systems, innovative provider contracts, and sophisticated informatics and predictive analytics capabilities to drive improvements in health care quality and costs for Independence’s members.
Previously, Dr. Coletta served as the chief executive officer of Tandigm Health, a groundbreaking joint venture by Independence and DaVita Health Care Partners, LLC, that enables the primary care physicians in its network to provide superior care to patients, emphasizing the quality of care, not the quantity of care. Before leading Tandigm, Dr. Coletta was a senior vice president of Independence, where he served as one of the principal architects of the Tandigm Health business plan. Prior to this, Dr. Coletta was executive vice president and chief medical officer of Holy Redeemer Health System in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. In this role, he was responsible for promoting and facilitating communication among Holy Redeemer’s clinical areas to ensure the delivery of safe, high quality care. During his clinical career, he led the creation in 2000 of Renaissance Health Alliance, a joint venture between Independence and Renaissance, a large, Philadelphia-based independent practice association. As one of the founding physicians of Renaissance, he served as chief executive officer, as well as chairman of the board.
In addition to his executive roles, Dr. Coletta was an attending general surgeon for more than two decades at Bryn Mawr Hospital, as well as an associate clinical professor of surgery at Drexel University in Philadelphia. During his distinguished clinical career, he was recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as a pioneer in minimally invasive surgical techniques and as one of the Top Doctors in the Philadelphia region.
Since 2007, Dr. Coletta has volunteered as a surgical missionary to Haiti, traveling to the island annually with medical supplies and a team of physicians. He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Philadelphia Advisory Board of the National Youth Leadership Forum, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Coletta received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at Georgetown University and graduated from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in 1979. He completed his surgical residency and a fellowship in organ transplantation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He attained his master of business administration degree from the Fox School of Business at Temple University in 2006 with the distinction of University Scholar.