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Speaker Biography

Dr Jim Cowan

Dr Jim Cowan
Dr Cowan is Senior Medical Director for Aetna UK and Head of Clinical Programmes and Operations in Aetna Health Analytics. He is responsible for analytic support for the design and operations of Aetna’s medical management and medical cost reduction programmes. Dr Cowan is also responsible for designing and implementing methods to identify and prioritise members for management on Aetna’s evolving, rules-based medical management infrastructure.

Prior to joining Aetna in 2000, Dr Cowan served for ten years as Chief of Medicine and Head of Quality Improvement in the St. Luke’s Hospital and Health System in southeast Pennsylvania. In the last five years of this period, this five-hospital system received national recognition for quality and efficiency of care in cardiac surgery, cardiology, and general medical care on numerous occasions. Before that he has held various academic and practice positions with the University of Illinois and the Quillen College of Medicine in Tennessee.

Dr Cowan has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Birmingham in England, Doctor of Medicine from Dalhousie University in Canada, and a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University in New York City. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.