Janet R Maurer, MD, MBA
Dr. Maurer serves as VP, Quality, Compliance, and Appeals and Operations Medical Director for NIA Magellan, a national medical specialty vendor. She is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, where she directs the Health Care Transformation curricular theme designed to prepare students for non-clinical aspects of medical practice and co-directs the Pulmonary Renal Acid-Base module for first year students. She came to NIA Magellan from Health Dialog, a disease management company where she was VP, Provider Relations, and focused on development of clinical decision support educational programs for physicians and patients. She also served as Transplant Program Medical Director at CIGNA for more than 4 years and developed a Centers of Excellence credentialing program and national transplant network.
Dr. Maurer received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, and completed her internal medicine residency at Emory University Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. She completed a pulmonary fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, CA, and subsequently practiced in the VA Hospital, Bronx, NY, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, CA and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH. In both Toronto and Cleveland, she led ground-breaking programs in the medical management of progressive lung disease and lung transplantation and published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in that area.
After 20 years of clinical practice and clinical research, she completed an MBA and certification in Sigma Black Belt and changed careers to administrative medicine and teaching. She also serves on non-profit Boards of Arizona Broadway Theatre and CHEST (American College of Chest Physicians) where she chairs the Joint Financial Oversight Committee. She previously served on the Board of Trustees of the CHEST Foundation as member and Secretary.