Dr. Christopher Chen, MD, MBA, is a medical director for Medicaid at the WA State Health Care Authority. Dr. Chen is dedicated to serving the underserved and believes in the HCA’s mission to use innovative polices and purchasing strategies to improve health and address disparities. He helps guide clinical policy and strategy at the agency, and supports initiatives in health information technology, telehealth, quality, and health equity.
He previously served as the medical director of value management and associate medical director of hospital medicine at UW Medicine Valley Medical Center (VMC). He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his business degree from The Wharton School. Dr. Chen completed his residency in internal medicine – primary care at the University of Washington and continues to practice as a hospitalist.