Charles Fazio, M.D., has been appointed chief medical officer and senior vice president at Medica, Minnesota's largest HMO and PPO.
Fazio had served as vice president and medical director of care and quality management at the Minnetonka-based payer, which claims 1.2 million members working with 24,000 providers.
He also served in clinical and administrative roles at the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement at the University of Minnesota in Bloomington and as medical director at Central Minnesota Group Health Plan in St. Cloud.
He is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine and an NCQA reviewer and a member of the NCQA Review Oversight Committee.