Dr. Caroline Carney

Chief Medical Officer, Magellan Healthcare

Dr. Caroline Carney joined Magellan Health in 2016, and serves as the senior vice president and national medical director. In this role, Carney is broadly responsible for supporting Magellan Healthcare in developing and supporting the clinical mission, vision, products and strategies – both behavioral and specialty – of the division.

Prior to her time at Magellan, Carney served as the chief medical officer of Tenet Health Plans, which served Medicare, Medicaid, commercial and exchange members in Arizona, Texas and Michigan. She also oversaw the daily medical operations of Phoenix Health Plans, Inc. serving Medicare, Medicaid and dual eligible members in Arizona in one of the state’s largest integrated provider and hospital networks.

Previously, Carney served as the chief medical office of MDWise, Inc., Indiana’s largest not-for-profit HMO serving Medicaid and Exchange populations. She served as the medical director for the Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning, and helped launch the first Medicaid expansion products prior to the Affordable Care Act. She was an associate professor of internal medicine and psychiatry at Indiana University and the University of Iowa, where she specialized in providing integrated care for persons with active medical and behavioral conditions. Carney was a National Institutes of Health-funded researcher, and has won awards for teaching, research and clinical excellence. 

Carney is a published author and co-author for over 100 peer and non-peer reviewed publications, including a wide array of topics from eating disorders, illness fears in the general population, receipt of clinical preventive medical services among psychiatric patients and post-traumatic stress disorder and physical health status among U. S. military personnel.

Carney earned her medical degree, as well as her master’s degree in science, from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She earned her bachelor’s degree in general science from Loras College.