Affinity Health Plan has promoted Sharon Deans, MD, FACOG, to the position of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Deans will be responsible for all aspects of medical management, including utilization, case, pharmacy and quality management, as well as integrated behavioral health. She will report directly to Affinity's President & Chief Executive Officer, Glenn A. MacFarlane.
Dr. Deans first joined Affinity in November 2014 as Senior Medical Director and Interim Chief Medical Officer, after having served as Medical Director at Health Plus Amerigroup, a division of Anthem. She brings more than 20 years of medical experience to Affinity and has served as the Director of Gynecology at the North Bronx Healthcare Network, as well as a district surgeon for the New York City Police Department. As a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Deans led her own practice for more than 11 years and served as a clinical instructor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Deans is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn and educated in New York City public schools. She received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in 1988 and will obtain a Master's in Public Health from Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health in October 2015.