Fred Cecere, M.D.
Dr. Fred Cecere is a physician with greater than 40 years of experience. His major interests include: Bio-defense planning, disease management, performance metrics, process redesign and outcomes measurement in both commercial and Federal healthcare settings.
Prior to joining Cogenz International, Dr. Cecere served as the Chief Medical Officer of Evolvent (2012-2013). During his tenure with Evolvent, and during his previous tenure as the Chief Medical Officer for Expertech Solutions, he was a major force in the development of the Air Force Medical System (AFMS) Futures Group and in the transformation of that group into the Federal Health Futures Group (FHFG). During his three years as a coordinator of the FHFG, he demonstrated his acumen as a Futurist and as a highly skilled facilitator. As the current Vice President and Executive Director of the Thought Leadership and Innovation Foundation, he continues in a subject matter expert role to that organization. Until late 2008, Dr. Cecere was the Chief Medical Officer for Noblis (formerly Mitretek) a nationally prominent non-profit company working to improve healthcare performance in the Federal sector. Dr. Cecere has served as the President of the Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces for the last two years.
Dr. Cecere has a passion for improving the quality of health care and planning for the delivery of health care. Throughout his career he has blended his clinical acumen, his experience leading provider organizations and his knowledge of systems to make a difference. He has performed pioneering work in outcomes research, has led major process improvement projects within the National Quality Management Program of the Department of Defense, and has been instrumental in the design and early functional integration of both the National Capital Area Multi-Service Market and more recently the newly conceived Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
In 2001, Dr. Cecere founded CFR Enterprises as a company dedicated to supporting and promoting businesses and biotech firms that seek to advance the principals of responsible and high-quality healthcare. During his 26-year military career he served as Special Staff officer to the Surgeon General (TSG)/Commander U.S. Army Medical Command (USAMEDCOM), the Deputy Surgeon General and the Assistant Surgeon General for Health Services, Financial Policy and Readiness Operations. Dr. Cecere assisted TSG in communicating his strategic vision to the Army Medical Department’s internal and external audiences.
Dr. Cecere received a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University College of Liberal Arts and received a Doctorate of Medicine from the Boston University School of Medicine.