Sam Asgarian, M.D.
Vice President, Transformation Health ProductCVS Health
Dr. Asgarian is vice president of CVS Health’s Transformation Health Product organization, responsible for portfolio optimization, product performance, modernization of existing products and implementation of newly defined solutions across the enterprise to improve consumer convenience and personalize holistic wellness. Before rejoining Aetna in 2018, he was the chief development and strategy officer for axialHealthcare, a startup company focused on mitigating adverse pain management, leading to better health care quality for patients across different segments and geographies. Prior to that, Dr. Asgarian was vice president of Strategy and Operations for Aetna Consumer Health and Services, where he was responsible for driving the enterprise strategy to transition the organization from a business-to-business health plan to a business-to-consumer health and wellness company. As part of these efforts, he successfully led the first-of-its-kind collaboration between Aetna and a best-in-class consumer technology company, resulting in new wellness support for members. He first joined Aetna in 2015 as deputy chief of staff to the Aetna chairman and CEO. Dr. Asgarian earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley, a master’s degree in medical sciences from Loyola University Chicago, a medical degree from Tulane University, and a master of business administration from Cornell University.