Pano Yeracaris, MD, MPH

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Pano Yeracaris, MD, MPH has over 30 years of medical practice and leadership experience. He most recently served for nearly nine years as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Network Health, a Massachusetts based Managed Medicaid Organization. There he oversaw the entire Clinical Affairs Division and was the architect for its nationally recognized clinical programs including integrated care management and field based social care management and clinical community outreach teams. Based on  achievements in the Clinical Affairs Division, Network Health was also ranked as the #3 Medicaid Health Plan by NCQA for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014, and in the top ten for the four years since achieving and maintaining an excellent NCQA accreditation. He also played a substantive role in supporting the MA Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Initiative for which he served on the Steering Committee and co-chaired the Shared Savings and Reporting Work Group. Care managers for the Network Health integrated care management team were also asked to establish the care management protocols for the initiative.

Prior to joining Network Health Pano served as the Chief Medical Officer of Health Services Partnership in Dorchester, MA and served as medical director for its two member health centers. There he oversaw implementation of electronic medical records and developed an expanded care management infrastructure. Pano also worked for 13 years as  a physician leader at Health Care Plan in Buffalo, NY, a highly respected staff model HMO. Care delivery transformation was a strategic focus for the staff model organization. The population and individual health focus helped set the groundwork for principles guiding development of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient Centered Medical Homes. Other professional engagements include Assistant Clinical Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine; consultant for the Capital University of Medical Sciences in Beijing, China; and consultant for a USAID Managed Care Project in Zimbabwe, Africa, through the Harvard School of Public Health.

Since 2001, Pano has been a member of the Board of Directors at the New England College of Optometry, where he serves on the Executive Committee and chairs the Clinical Systems Committee. He previously served on the Mass Health Drug Utilization Review Board.

Pano earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, earned his medical degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his family medicine residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is board certified in family medicine and is a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School

Our Mission

The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative is to lead the transformation of primary care in Rhode Island in the context of an integrated health care system; and to improve the quality of care, the patient experience of care, the affordability of care, and the health of the populations we serve.