Dr. Kerr joined Avalon as its Chief Executive Officer in 2013. In his role as Avalon’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Kerr provides leadership and direction to the executive management team and the company’s goal of improving access to affordable, high-quality health care services for member of regional and national health plans.
Dr. Kerr is a physician and former cancer researcher with more than 20 years of experience in building and leading innovative programs in health plans and specialty benefit management companies.
Before joining Avalon Healthcare Solutions, Dr. Kerr was the Chief Medical and Growth Officer at CareCentrix, a company focused on health in the home. Prior to CareCentrix, Dr. Kerr was the Chief Medical Officer and WellCare Health Plans and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. Dr. Kerr was previously Vice President, Professional Networks at Independence Blue Cross and regional medical director for a number of plans in Texas.
Dr. Kerr holds a BS from the University of Arkansas, and MBA from the University of Houston, a MD from the University of Arkansas and was a research associate in the Nuffield department of pathology at the University of Oxford.