Chief Pharmacy Officer & Vice President Clinical Analytics, Strategy & Innovation
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Rochester, New York
Mona Chitre PharmD,
Chief Pharmacy Officer & Vice President Integrated Clinical Strategy
Dr. Chitre is the Chief Pharmacy Officer and VP Integrated Clinical Strategy. Her responsibilities include oversight of the Pharmacy, Wellness, Telemedicine, Health Analytics, Medical Program, Medical Policy, and Clinical Editing divisions. She leads the strategies that drive access, affordability, and innovation within each of the segments of the health plan including Commercial, Safety Net, and Medicare lines of business. This includes managing over $6 Billion in drug and medical expense, assurance of operational excellence and compliance, strategy and execution of trend management and appropriate use programs.
Dr. Chitre began her career with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in August, 2000. She is also currently an assistant clinical professor at St. John Fisher, Wegmans School of Pharmacy. Dr. Chitre has published over 30 articles, is on the editorial board for 2 journals. In 2013, the Rochester Business Journal recognized her as a “40 Under 40” honoree. She has also been recognized as a 2014 “Woman to Watch” by the Diversity Journal. She was most recently just recognized as a “Woman of Excellence” by the Rochester Business Journal. She is also a Fellow of the AHIP Foundation’s Executive Leadership Program and a Board member of the Civica Rx Outpatient Subsidiary.
Dr. Chitre is a past board member of the NY State Board of Pharmacy where she helped set the direction for the Pharmacy Profession for NY State. Dr. Chitre is also involved in her community, having served on the boards of Ronald McDonald House and Seniors First Communities. She is also currently on the Board of United Way and the Women’s Leadership Council of Lifetime HealthCare Companies.
Mona and her husband Amit reside in Victor, NY and have three boys Rohan, Raj and Ravi.
Monday, October 19, 2020
3:00pm – 4:30pm