Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP
President and CEO National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP
Dr. Kyu (“Q”) Rhee is a purpose-driven physician executive and entrepreneur who has served as chief physician executive and Chief Medical Officer at CVS Health, IBM, HRSA, and Community Health Centers. He is a primary care and public health physician who has worked in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors to improve the health system, especially for underserved and health disparity populations. Dr. Rhee serves as the President and CEO of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). Dr. Rhee leads the organization in advancing health equity and supporting the mission of community health centers, which provide high-quality, affordable, transdisciplinary primary care services to more than 30 million people at over 14,000 sites across the nation.
Dr. Rhee most recently served as Senior Vice President and Aetna Chief Medical Officer at CVS Health. Prior to that, he was Chief Health Officer at IBM for a decade. Before IBM, Dr. Rhee was Chief Public Health Officer at the Health Resources and Services Administration, the primary federal agency for improving access to healthcare services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. Dr. Rhee also previously served as director of the Office of Innovation and Program Coordination at the National Institutes of Health, the primary federal agency for medical research. Before his public service, Dr. Rhee was a primary care physician for the National Health Service Corps and served as Chief Medical Officer for Unity Healthcare and Baltimore Medical System.