Dr. Tich Changamire, M.D., Ph.D., MBA
Dr. Tich Changamire is the Vice President, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst). He is responsible for leading CareFirst’s efforts to achieve excellence in healthcare affordability, quality, and accessibility through innovative initiatives to improve the health of members and communities in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.
As CMO for CareFirst, Dr. Changamire has a strong interest in value-based healthcare, population health, clinical quality improvement and the business of healthcare. Dr. Changamire’s passion is to enhance access and improve the quality of care for individuals and families through collaboration with healthcare systems and providers.
Dr. Changamire joined CareFirst in April 2021. He is a board-certified family physician with more than 20 years of medical and health plan experience and provider-based healthcare leadership.
Before joining CareFirst, Dr. Changamire served as Chief Medical Officer and Regional Vice President for Humana Healthy Horizons in Louisiana, a Humana Medicaid plan. Before joining Humana, Dr. Changamire held key leadership positions, including Medical Director at Center for Family Medicine in South Carolina and Medical Officer in Zimbabwe, where he experienced the HIV health crisis firsthand. Throughout his career, Dr. Changamire has focused on preventative health and providing care to diverse populations, including vulnerable and underserved communities.
Dr. Changamire is passionate about serving the community, a commitment CareFirst shares through its not-for-profit mission. He serves as a board director for Wild4Life, a global health nonprofit organization that provides accessible and affordable healthcare in developing countries. Additionally, Dr. Changamire has demonstrated his passion for learning, teaching and helping others through previously serving as a professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville.
Dr. Changamire earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Zimbabwe, his Ph.D. in Public Health from Harvard University and his Master of Business Administration from Stanford University. He completed his Medical Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Washington.