Michael Pinnolis, MD, Appointed to the position of Chief Medical Officer for Integrated Care Partners (ICP)

March 18, 2015 | By Integrated Care Partners

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Pinnolis, MD, to the position of chief medical officer for Integrated Care Partners (ICP). He will join the organization March 30 and will report directly to me.

Dr. Pinnolis has extensive experience in the successful management of value-based population health and will lead the evolution and implementation of our system-wide strategy to deliver high-quality, affordable healthcare to our patients and communities. He will be responsible for providing medical expertise and leadership to drive the integration and coordination of care throughout Hartford HealthCare, with a focus on improving the quality, safety and efficiency of the care we deliver. As part of our senior leadership team, he will continue to develop ICP’s care management expertise and strengthen relationships with our behavioral health colleagues, post-acute providers and the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy to bring to our ICP providers the capabilities needed to be successful in value-based population health management.

Dr. Pinnolis is a senior physician executive with 25 years of operations, management and leadership experience. He comes to ICP from Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, where he held a number of leadership and clinical positions, including chief medical officer, executive vice president for the clinical practice, chief of care improvement, director of central surgical specialties, and chief of ophthalmology and visual services. He has LEAN management experience and is a strong advocate of leadership development. Harvard Vanguard, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty ambulatory group practice in the Greater Boson Metropolitan Area with more than 4,000 employees and 630 physicians caring for 500,000 patients at 17 locations. His clinical practice includes retina and vitreous surgery at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and he is currently an attending physician with Retina Service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Pinnolis earned his Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science at Tulane University. He completed a medical/surgical internship at Alameda County Hospital in Oakland, Calif.; a residency in ophthalmology at Stanford University; and a fellowship in retinal surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Pinnolis as part of our ICP team.


James Cardon, MD
CEO, Integrated Care Partners
Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Integration Officer, Hartford HealthCare