Henry Chung, M.D. is Vice President of Care Management Organization (CMO) of Montefiore Medical Center and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He provides medical leadership for care management activities for over 300,000 patients in value based programs. He is also Medical Director of the Montefiore Accountable Care Organization (ACO), an awardee of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations Pioneer ACO Program. In this role, he is leading quality improvement activities for the medical center and community physician partnership that is central to the success and sustainability of the ACO.
Dr. Chung has a track record of leadership and achievement in medical and strategic management in primary care and behavioral health settings, primarily in federally qualified health centers, hospitals, and college health. In the late 1990’s, he helped lead the initial HRSA and Bureau of Primary Care national collaboratives on the integration of depression care. He has also conducted community based services research and published scholarly articles in this area with a special interest on decreasing care gaps, particularly for racial and ethnic minorities.
In 2006, he founded the National College Depression Partnership. The program (involving over 50 colleges and universities since inception) was recognized in 2009 with the Innovations in Quality Improvement Award given by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care. He is also the 2012 recipient of the Lewis and Jack Rudin Prize for Medicine and Health awarded by the New York Academy of Medicine and the Greater New York Hospital Foundation for his contributions to demonstrating how the health care delivery system can work effectively with partners in public health and the community to address disease prevention and community wellness. In 2014, he was appointed to the National Advisory Council of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Finally, Dr Chung and Montefiore Medical Center were recently awarded a 3 year grant by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations to integrate behavioral healthcare in primary care across all ages, using the collaborative care model. The model will be enhanced by using web based video technology and also by using a case based payment model to help with financial sustainability of the program.