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Phil Christianson

Chief Executive Officer

Phil Christianson joined California Medical Evaluators as CEO, after serving on its Board of Directors since October 2016. Phil is replacing Gabor Vari, MD, who has left CME’s day to day operations to pursue other interests. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of HealthSmart, Payment America Systems, Focused Health Solutions, RealMed, and Corporate Benefit Services of America, leading each to differentiated and improved services for physicians, hospitals, payers and employers. He also led divisions of The Walt Disney Company and United Health Group. In May 2019, he completed the sale of HealthSmart to Centene Corporation, a Fortune 25 company engaged in Medicaid and Medicare Advantage services and served as CEO until joining CME. Earlier in his career, he was a benefits and risk management executive at Fortune 100 companies.

Phil earned a Master of Business Administration from The University of Southern California, a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.