Joe Cunningham

Joe Cunningham

Governance Committee Chair

Organization: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Joseph Cunningham, M.D. is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Cunningham spent nearly 21 years in private practice and served as Staff Physician at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. He then joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma in 2007 as the Medical Director of Medical Services over the Utilization Management and Case Management Departments. Two years later, he was named the company's Vice President of Health Care Management and Chief Medical Officer. In December 2014 Cunningham became the Vice President of Health Care Delivery and Chief Medical Officer overseeing both medical and network/provider areas. Then in July 2015, he was named Divisional Senior Vice President of Health Care Delivery and Chief Medical Officer for the company. He is also responsible for the transition from fee-for-service to fee-for-value and leads value based program development. A native of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Dr. Cunningham earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry and attended medical school at the University of Arkansas. He also conducted post-graduate studies at the University of Oklahoma - Tulsa. Dr. Cunningham is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and he is a member of both the Oklahoma State Medical Association and the Tulsa County Medical Society. Dr. Cunningham lives in Tulsa with his wife, Mary. The Cunninghams have two sons, both of whom are medical doctors.

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