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Robert Fields, MD

EVP & Chief Population Health Officer, Mount Sinai Health System

Dr. Robert Fields is a family medicine physician and serves as the EVP, Chief Population Health Officer (CPHO) at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. In this role, Dr. Fields leads system strategy and operations for population health, fee for service and value-based contracting, medical economics, and population health analytics. The Mount Sinai network of hospitals and physicians manages $3.5 billion dollars of medical spend for over 450,000 patients in the downstate region including global risk and shared savings arrangements in all lines of business.

Dr. Fields began his career as an independent primary care physician with a particular concentration on underserved Latino patients in Western North Carolina. He came to Mount Sinai in March of 2018 as the SVP and CMO for Population Health and has led the redesign of clinical operations for value including care management, provider engagement, quality programs, remote monitoring and condition management, social determinants, and other aspects of the system’s population health strategy. He was promoted to Chief Population Health Officer in 2021 where in addition to his previous role, is now also developing the contracting and strategic pricing strategy and operations for the system

Dr. Fields has previously served as the Board Chair of the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) and currently serves on the Board of America’s Physician Groups (APG) and Healthfirst. He is also a member or chair for various national committees on quality and measure development for the National Quality Foundation and CMS. He earned his medical degree from the University Of Florida College Of Medicine, and completed a Family Medicine Residency at the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, NC where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Fields earned his Master of Health Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.