Wyatt Decker, MD, MBA, joined Optum in 2019. In his role as chief executive officer of Optum Health, Dr. Decker oversees the care delivery and ambulatory care capabilities of Optum Care, as well as major platforms serving Behavioral Health, Population Health, Complex Care and consumer offerings at Optum. He leverages the full value of Optum’s distinctive assets in data, analytics, technology and clinical expertise to improve health outcomes and experiences for the millions of people who receive care in local care systems and everywhere Optum serves consumers and patients.
Before joining Optum, Dr. Decker served for more than two decades at Mayo Clinic, one of the largest not-for-profit, academic health systems in the US. and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. At Mayo Clinic, Dr. Decker pioneered the use of innovative digital technologies, including telemedicine and AI, to deliver healthcare expertise to affiliated care providers nationwide, as well as leading the digital strategy to engage and empower patients.
Under his leadership, Mayo Clinic in Arizona was named the number one safest teaching hospital in the US, the number one hospital in Arizona by US News and World Report, and achieved the highest possible CMS ratings for both patient quality and patient experience. He oversaw the launch of the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine’s Arizona campus, and the construction of an advanced, National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center.
Dr. Decker also served as a professor of Emergency Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and directed the Emergency Medicine Training Program at Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Decker holds an MD from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science from University of California, Santa Cruz.