Jill Schwartz-Chevlin, MD, MBA, FACP

Jill Schwartz-ChevlinExecutive Board Member

Jill Schwartz-Chevlin is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in start-up healthcare environments caring for complex medical patients. She is skilled in palliative care, home-based primary care, managed care, population health, post-acute care, disease management, pay-for-performance, and healthcare innovations. She has led national teams and programs as Regional Chief Medical Officer for WellBe Senior Medical, overseeing clinical quality and care in five states. Previously, Jill was Senior Medical Officer for private equity healthcare group valued up to $3.5 billion. She and was the founder of a home-based primary and palliative care practice which was profitable for more than ten years and founding Hospice Medical Director of a startup hospice that cared for approximately one thousand patients over ten years.

As Chief Medical Officer for five of the six states at WellBe, Jill is responsible for the clinical model optimization and standardization for an in-home physician run practice caring for the highest risk patients. As Senior Medical Officer at Landmark Health/Optum, National Palliative Care Lead, Jill was responsible for the strategy, development, and implementation of the national clinical palliative care program including workforce training, operational process, outcome metrics, and overall accountability for palliative care performance for over 65,000 engaged patients. During her time here, she helped create a palliative care workforce through training, coaching, and interdisciplinary collaboration improving advance care planning and improving cost of care by over twenty percent. As Medical Director and Director of Palliative Care for DaVita Medical Group/Tandigm (acquired), a home-based medical practice, Jill developed and implemented a palliative care program as a member benefit for a health plan where she developed a workforce providing palliative care within a home based practice specializing in care for the highest risk, most complex patients for more than one hundred and fifty physician-led practices reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and skilled nursing facility admissions by up to twenty percent.

Jill is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School where for 26 years she taught physical diagnosis, a patient-centered medicine preceptor, and developed the palliative care education curriculum. Jill is part of the Editorial staff for AAHCM Frontiers, the Chair of Wellness, Well-being, and Burnout special interest group AAHPM. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Board Member of the Goals of Care Coalition of NJ, a Palliative Care Task Force Member of GOCCNJ, and a featured presenter for AAHCM, Hospice News, and Elevate webinars. Jill is a passionate community advocate for palliative care services, has participated in numerous community presentations and health fairs, developed content, and moderated national palliative care programs for National Hadassah Conventions in NYC and Atlanta. She is a Board member at Abrams Hebrew Academy, Past Chair of National Physicians Council, Hadassah. Jill completed her internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society. Jill holds an MBA from George Washington University, Beta Gamma Sigma, Business School Honor Society.