Dr. Trent Haywood is Senior Vice President in the Office of Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Association, where he represents the BCBS system on clinical matters affecting more than 106 million BCBS members. He leads the development of medical policy, technology platforms, and clinical programs for BCBS plans. He also oversees the National Council of Physician Executives, which consists of chief medical officers and chief pharmacy executives that guide the clinical direction across BCBS companies. He also founded and serves as the President of the BCBS Institute, which utilizes business practices and strategic business collaborations to address social determinants of health. Dr. Haywood previously held positions at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, including as Deputy Chief Medical Officer. In that role, he led quality public reporting and pay-for-performance initiatives. He currently serves as a member of the board for YMCA. Dr. Haywood received his MD from the University of Illinois in Chicago and his JD from Northwestern University.
Haywood served as a member and Chair of the Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems from April 2013 to April 2015.