50 Most Influential Physician Executives – 2018
Executive vice president/chief medical officer, Aetna
Paz leads clinical strategy and policy for the insurance giant. In 2017, he led efforts to reduce inappropriate opioid prescribing and increase non-opioid pain treatment options. Paz also launched a personalized care program at Aetna, which aims to improve engagement for patients with chronic conditions. Paz also heads Aetna's national clinical appeals unit, which garnered nearly $1.1 million in savings in the first half of 2017.