New Century Health, a leading specialty management company focused on oncology and cardiovascular care, has announced that Andrew Hertler, MD, FACP, has joined its executive leadership team as the Chief Medical Officer. A highly experienced oncologist and physician executive, Dr. Hertler is one of the pioneers in integrating quality and efficiencies measures into the oncology care delivery process.
In his new role at New Century Health, Dr. Hertler will be responsible for the clinical evolution of the company’s care management and clinical technology platforms, which enable physicians to improve quality and deliver affordable specialty care to their patients.
“Dr. Hertler brings a unique sensitivity and leadership to the needs of specialty physicians, especially oncologists,” said Atul Dhir, MD, DPhil, Chief Executive Officer of New Century Health. “In addition to his considerable hands-on experience as a community-based oncologist, I have been impressed by Andy’s long-standing commitment to improving the quality of the care delivery process at the local, regional, and national levels. We are delighted to have Dr. Hertler join our senior leadership team.”
Since joining New Century Health in late June, Dr. Hertler has initiated several strategic collaborations with provider groups and health plans to implement innovative care delivery models.
“I was attracted to New Century Health because of its depth and focus in specialty care and its commitment to working closely with payers and specialty physicians to design better care processes,” said Dr. Hertler. “I also feel that New Century Health has a national presence and the clinical technology platform to create innovative and rapidly implementable solutions.”
A Closer Look at Dr. Hertler
Dr. Hertler comes to New Century Health from New England, where he was the Medical Director for Physician Practices at Maine General Medical Center and the Medical Director of the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in Augusta, Maine. Dr. Hertler is a medical oncologist with over 25 years of experience in community-based practice. A past president of the Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society, Dr. Hertler continues to serve on several ASCO committees focused on quality and payment reform. Earlier in his career, Dr. Hertler was Assistant Professor of Medicine in Hematology/Oncology at the Louisiana State University Medical School.
Dr. Hertler received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed his residency in internal medicine at University of Michigan–affiliated hospitals. He later completed a fellowship in medical oncology/hematology at Duke University Medical Center. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry with highest honors from Dartmouth College. ■