Robert Groves, MD

Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer at Banner|Aetna

Dr. Groves is a physician executive with experience across multiple healthcare industry functions. He initiated and led a private practice physician specialty group affiliated with a regional referral center. In addition to his full-time practice, he served in dozens of leadership and advisory roles at the medical center. Dr. Groves was later recruited to develop and lead a service line which required the introduction of new technology and new processes of care across a large regional integrated delivery system. The success of that effort led to senior leadership positions in academics, education and simulation as well as population health and value-based care. Dr. Groves now holds a C-suite position in an insurance company combining the strengths of a regional delivery system with those of a national insurance brand via a joint venture. Throughout his career Dr. Groves has successfully introduced new and novel programs, led physicians and hospitals through transformational change, and provided the vision and influence necessary to consistently achieve and frequently exceed targeted outcomes in cost, quality and experience. Dr. Groves is mission- driven to serve and is committed to improving care access and quality while reducing costs.