About Chris Esguerra, MD
An experienced healthcare leader, Chris Esguerra, MD, MBA, FAPA, CHCQM continues to lead systems transformation, program evolution, and public/private partnerships leading to outcomes focused on equity, delivery transformation, integration, and novel payment models. He serves as Chief Medical Officer for Health Plan of San Mateo, a public plan covering Medicaid and dually eligible Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries. He also advises a number of nonprofit organizations and healthcare startups making a difference for underserved populations.
His experience encompasses health care provider and systems leadership, managed care operations, novel payment models, public-private partnerships, and health care transformation. He has led significant efforts around integration of care and services for a variety of populations, holistically addressing social determinants of health in healthcare delivery, and helping people remain and age in the community with appropriate long term services and supports. He served on a National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine committee that published Integrating Social Needs Care into the Delivery of Health Care to Improve the Nation's Health. The report can be accessed here.
Dr. Esguerra is board certified in both Psychiatry and Health Care and Quality Management, and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. He received his BS in Chemistry and Medical Degree from the University of Southern California. He completed his residency training in Psychiatry at San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Psychiatry Residency Training Program. He also received his MBA in business management from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Education and Training
- Undergraduate: University of Southern California
- Medical School: Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California
- Residency Training: San Mateo Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Psychiatry Residency Program
- MBA: University of Massachusetts, at Amherst, Isenberg School of Management