Honoree

Pat Wang

Pat Wang

President & CEO, Healthfirst

Before joining Healthfirst in 2008 as President and CEO, Pat clerked for the Honorable Whitman Knapp in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and practiced health law at Kalkines, Arky, Zall and Bernstein. She also worked for 17 years at the Greater New York Hospital Association, where her first major project was to create Healthfirst with a consortium of area hospitals. Healthfirst was spun off as a separate corporation in 1993. As the child of immigrants, Pat feels a strong kinship with the company’s mission to ensure that diverse populations have access to healthcare that is excellent, affordable, and easy to understand. Since she joined Healthfirst, the company’s revenues have grown fivefold (to about $9 billion), its enrollment has surpassed the one million member mark, and it has consistently been ranked as one of the top quality plans in the region.

Pat serves as a Commissioner of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payment policy. She is a graduate of Princeton University and New York University School of Law, where she received her J.D. degree, cum laude.