About CalOptima

David Ramirez, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

David Ramirez, M.D.

As Chief Medical Officer, David Ramirez, M.D., oversees CalOptima’s health care delivery system, including development and implementation of strategies, programs, policies and procedures. He is responsible for leading key CalOptima departments, including Clinical Operations, Utilization Management, Case Management, Long-Term Support Services, Enterprise Analytics and the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

A board-certified internist, Dr. Ramirez brings a diverse background of leadership in both clinical and health plan settings. Most recently, he worked for a national Medicare plan for six years in positions of increasing responsibility from medical director to chief quality officer. Prior to that, Dr. Ramirez lived for 10 years in Austin, Texas, where he cared for patients in hospitals and ambulatory care centers as a practicing physician. His distinguished medical education includes a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School.

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