Lee N. Newcomer, M.D. spends his time creating new approaches to make cancer care more effective and affordable, utilizing expertise in medical oncology, health plan strategy and operations, health services research, finance and communications to find disruptive methods for improved care of cancer patients. He is a former Senior Vice President at UnitedHealthcare with strategic responsibility for Oncology and Genetics. Prior to that he served as chief medical officer at UnitedHealthcare where his work emphasized the development of performance measures and incentives to improve clinical care. A board certified medical oncologist, he is also the former chairman of Park Nicollet Health Services (now HealthPartners), an integrated system of physicians and hospitals in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area.