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Marion Couch, M.D.

Dr. Marion Couch, PhD, MBA, FACS
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Marion Couch brings more than 30 years of experience as a clinician, educator and health care industry executive to Cambia. Marion will lead clinical enterprise and strategy for Cambia, with a focus on creating innovative provider partnerships that improve health outcomes for members and drive affordability.  

Before joining Cambia, Marion was the senior medical adviser for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, with wide-ranging responsibilities including policy creation, modernizing the quality payment program, promoting value-based care, and advocating for the vast expansion of telehealth. She has led diverse groups of physicians, serving as the chair of the Indiana University Health Physician Board, and was on the medical group’s Quality Committee. She has been a physician executive in two large medical groups, chair of two surgical departments, and was surgeon-in-chief at an academic medical center. Additionally, she was previously president of two professional medical societies and has been published in more than 95 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. 

Marion is a head and neck surgeon with microvascular training. Her residency training was at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and she earned her Master of Business Administration from Duke University Fuqua Business School with a concentration in Healthcare Management.