Richard H. Dal Col, MD, MPH joined CDPHP in April 2013 and currently serves as senior vice president and chief medical officer. In this role, Dr. Dal Col provides leadership and serves as a liaison between CDPHP and the physician community. Working with the team of medical directors, he assists in utilization management, quality improvement, resource management initiatives, and design and implementation of innovative reimbursement models.
Prior to joining CDPHP, Dr. Dal Col was vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh. He also served as a specialty consultant for Hudson Headwaters Health Network and the Adirondack Region Medical Home Pilot. Dr. Dal Col was an attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon with Albany Cardiothoracic Surgeons for almost 20 years prior to his involvement in medical policy and management.
Dr. Dal Col is board-certified in preventive medicine, cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery. He received much of his medical training from Albany Medical Center and was a longtime managing partner with Albany Cardiothoracic Surgeons, as well as assistant chief of the department of cardiac surgery at St. Peter’s Hospital.
He holds a master’s degree in public health/preventive medicine from the State University of New York at Albany/NYS Department of Health, a Doctor of Medicine from Albany Medical College and a Bachelor of Science degree from LeMoyne College, Syracuse.