Dr. Omar Baker is the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, EVP, for UnitedHealth Group. In this role, he brings his deep expertise in practicing medicine and managing of large group practices to develop new capabilities that advance enterprise clinical operations and integration.
Prior to Deputy CMO, Dr. Omar Baker was the executive vice president, Strategic Initiatives & Innovation for OptumHealth and chief medical officer, Health Services where his primary focus was providing insight and guidance on a broad range of clinical, strategic, operational, and financial initiatives.
Previously, Dr. Omar Baker was an Executive in Residence and Senior Vice President of OptumHealth; before that, he was President/CEO of Riverside Medical Group.
Of note, Dr. Omar Baker was the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award from the New Jersey Regional Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Omar Baker was honored by Becker’s 2018 Rising Stars Under 40 as one of healthcare leaders under 40 years old as a rising star in the industry. He was nominated as Physician of the Year by NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes 2018. He also chaired and led Governor Murphy’s healthcare transition team for the state of NJ and provided guidance and made recommendations on the state’s $15 BN Medicaid budget.
He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from The George Washington University and completed his residency in Pediatrics at NYU Medical Center.