Edward McEachern has been named executive vice president and chief medical officer for PacificSource Health Plans. Dr. McEachern joined PacificSource in 2015 as medical director for Medicare programs and has been serving as interim chief medical officer since early 2018. Previously, Mceachern served as chief medical officer and executive director of operations at Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance in Boise. Prior to that role, he led a venture capital fund that focused on healthcare and served as chief medical officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio.
McEachern is also an associate professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and an assistant professor at Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. He holds six patents, authored seven books, published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, and has served as a healthcare consultant for the U.S. State Department and Peace Corps.