Wyatt Decker, M.D.


Executive Vice President, Chief Physician
Value-Based Care

UnitedHealth Group

About Wyatt Decker, M.D.

Dr. Wyatt Decker was named executive vice president for UnitedHealth Group and chief physician, Innovation and Value-Based Care in July 2023. In this role, Decker serves as the lead ambassador working across the enterprise and externally with key stakeholders to further advance accountable models of care. Decker previously served as chief executive officer of Optum Health.

Prior to Optum, Decker served as CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. In that role, he established Mayo Clinic in Arizona as the safest hospital in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. He also launched a state-of-the-art cancer center and the second campus of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. At Mayo Clinic, Decker pioneered the use of digital technologies, including telemedicine and artificial intelligence. He also served as the founding chair and a professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, where he established and directed the emergency medicine residency training program.

Decker earned an M.D. from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science from University of California Santa Cruz. He has published numerous scientific articles and is recognized among the nation's top 100 health care leaders by Modern Healthcare.


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