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 built 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 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, and a Presidential Leadership Scholar.
Dr. Myers lives in Chicago with his wife. When not working, he enjoys craft cocktails, climbing, backpacking, and endurance sports.
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.”
Clip by J. Michael McWilliams, Griffin Myers & Robert Huckman
If we’re going to change the health care payment model, do we need to change medical school curricula and how we train physicians?
Clip by Griffin Myers, Robert Huckman & J. Michael McWilliams
Evidence shows that primary care–led, risk-bearing, ACO-like practices and independent physician group models generate more savings.
Clip by J. Michael McWilliams & Griffin Myers
Is there room for small, independent practices in a reengineered health care payment system, or are too many obstacles in the way?
Clip by Robert Huckman, Griffin Myers & J. Michael McWilliams
Are we too concerned about payment reform? Should we let the system play its course, or should we give it subtle nudges?
In navigating toward payment reform, where are we going, and what’s the motive for getting there?
If patient engagement is about action, why don’t we let them speak?
Mistakes made in the boardroom can have the same consequences as mistakes in the exam room.
How insurance coverage options affect access and payment ability.
Article by Caroline Sommers, Logan Ferrie & Griffin Myers
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.