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Thomas Fisher, a board-certified emergency medicine physician, is the former president of NextLevel Health, a Medicaid managed care health plan. Responsible for the operation of NextLevel Health, Thomas integrated clinical operations, financial planning, network management, regulatory adherence, and community relations to deliver health outcomes for Cook County’s Medicaid population. In addition, as an attending physician at The University of Chicago Medical Center, Thomas cares for patients living in the south side Chicago community where he was raised. Previously he served as vice president of health delivery transformation at Health Care Service Corporation. There he led Affordable Care Act preparation for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Montana. Thomas served as a 2010-11 White House Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as the special assistant to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. In that role, he worked on ACA regulations, and led the development of the HHS Action Plan for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Before working in the federal government, Thomas was an assistant professor at The University of Chicago where he built partnerships to improve the care for patients with ambulatory care-sensitive conditions. Thomas was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Dartmouth College, a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a medical degree from The University of Chicago. Thomas is a Fellow of the third class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.