M.D., Senior Vice President, Business Initiatives and Clinical Affairs, UnitedHealth Group
Deneen Vojta, MD is Senior Vice President of the UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform and Modernization. As a member of the core leadership group, she supports the development of innovative new solutions to the health care challenges facing the nation. In this role, she created the partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the YMCA–USA, to launch the National Diabetes Prevention Program and now serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance. Dr. Vojta previously served as Vice President of Research and Innovation for UnitedHealthcare. Under her leadership, Vojta forged practical and sustainable solutions for issues confronting the health care system, including payment reform and chronic care delivery – most notably introducing a Diabetes Health Plan to the commercial marketplace. Before joining UnitedHealth, Vojta held several senior management positions in health care. Most recently, she served as CEO of MYnetico, a company she founded to focus on the child obesity epidemic facing the nation. Deneen has 15 years of executive experience in health system and health plan administration. Throughout her career she has successfully partnered with community stakeholders to improve the health care outcomes of her constituents, served as a board member of non-profit healthcare institutions, and received numerous federal and foundation grants to investigate complex health care concerns. Dr. Vojta is well published and frequently invited to speak on a number of health issues. She was educated at the University of Pittsburgh (Senior of the Year) and Temple University School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha). She trained in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and in 2003 she was named “Top 40 under 40” by the Philadelphia Business Journal. She lives in Edina, Minnesota, with her husband and three children.