Thought Leader, New Marketplace

Griffin Myers, MD, MBA, FACEP

Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder
Oak Street Health

Dr. Griffin Myers, Chief Medical Officer, is a board-certified physician responsible for the excellence of health care delivery at Oak Street Health. Oak Street Health is a growing organization of value-based primary care centers serving adults on Medicare, headquartered in Chicago. Dr. Myers is also a co-founder of the company.

At Oak Street Health, Dr. Myers has successfully guided the company’s growth into additional markets and explores additional partnerships to broaden the company’s reach. He has lead the building of the medical group and helped to develop the innovative care model at Oak Street. He is a frequent speaker and publisher on behalf of the company and a rising voice in the health care industry.

Prior to Oak Street Health, Dr. Myers was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School, where he did his Residency in emergency medicine at the Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals. He previously worked as a Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group.

Dr. Myers is BS graduate of Davidson College, has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and has an MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, a Research Associate at Harvard Medical School, and an Adjunct Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Myers is also a Fellow at Doximity, a Thought Leader for NEJM Catalyst, a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar, an Aspen Health Innovators Fellow, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Dr. Myers lives in Jackson, Wyoming. When not working, he enjoys reading, backpacking, and running.

Griffin Myers Head Shot Oak Street Health

Care Redesign

Rebuilding Health Care as It Should Be: Personal, Equitable, and Accountable

How Oak Street Health, a full-risk, value-based primary care model and social determinants practice, embeds itself in the community to keep its elderly population, “happy, healthy, and out of the hospital.”

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New Marketplace

Change the Model → Change the Curriculum

If we’re going to change the health care payment model, do we need to change medical school curricula and how we train physicians?

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New Marketplace

Primary Care ACO Models: Way of the Future?

Evidence shows that primary care–led, risk-bearing, ACO-like practices and independent physician group models generate more savings.

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New Marketplace

Room for Small, Independent Practices?

Is there room for small, independent practices in a reengineered health care payment system, or are too many obstacles in the way?

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New Marketplace

Much Ado About Nothing Over Payment Reform?

Are we too concerned about payment reform? Should we let the system play its course, or should we give it subtle nudges?

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New Marketplace

Navigating the Good Ship Payment Reform

In navigating toward payment reform, where are we going, and what’s the motive for getting there?

Patient Engagement

My Favorite Slide: When Patients Are Prevented from Engaging

If patient engagement is about action, why don’t we let them speak?


Therapeutic Illusion — A Common Language for Physicians and Executives

Mistakes made in the boardroom can have the same consequences as mistakes in the exam room.

Patient Engagement

My Favorite Slide: Health Care Starts with Patient Access

How insurance coverage options affect access and payment ability.

Patient Engagement

How Can Ninjas Save Primary Care?

Ninjas — elite informatics specialists who work as core members of care teams at Chicago-based Oak Street Health — are responsible for making sure that all clinical information is in the right place at the right time, allowing for care delivery that is evidence based, effective, and patient centered.

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