PBGH Symposium 2017

Dexter Shurney

Dexter Shurney, MD

Dexter ShurneyDexter Shurney, MD

Dr. Shurney is the Chief Medical Director / Executive Director for Global Benefits, Health and Wellness for Cummins, Inc. He has an extensive background in health care management and policy. He has distinguished himself as a recognized leader in his profession in numerous ways. Most recently in the area of Lifestyle medicine. In 2007, he was appointed by Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen to chair The Diabetes Prevention and Health Improvement Board. The same year he was elected to the Board of the American College of Lifestyle.

Other positions that Dr. Shurney has held include Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Healthways, Health Policy Strategist in the Division of Global Government Affairs for the biotechnology company Amgen Inc., Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of medical affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Editor of the Journal of Managed Care Physicians. Dr. Shurney is co-author of the book “Integrating Wellness into Your Disease Management Programs” which is a “how- to” strategic guide for employers that wish to innovate their disease management programs with accountable wellness and lifestyle approaches to care.