Dr. Payson has had a thirty-five year career as Chief Executive Officer and/or Chairman of multiple healthcare organizations including publicly traded and private equity sponsored companies. He is well known for his expertise in the “payor-provider” divide having led both payors and providers with expertise in arrangements between them and associated healthcare quality and cost outcomes. He is also an active participant in healthcare philanthropy and graduate education.
Dr. Payson is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the City of Hope, a not-for-profit corporation which operates a tertiary cancer hospital and research center and is a Director and Co-investor in six private equity-sponsored health care companies.
He was co-founder and CEO of a 3 million member health plan (Healthsource, 1985-1997), the “turnaround CEO” of a $6 billion health plan (Oxford Health Plans, 1998-2002), chairman of the nation’s largest occupational healthcare company (Concentra, 2005-2007) and CEO of a respiratory therapy and home infusion provider (Apria Healthcare, 2008-2012). Dr. Payson is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his MD at Dartmouth Medical School.