John D. Bennett, MD, FACC, FACP was named president and CEO of CDPHP in July of 2008 after serving more than 10 years as chair, vice chair, and board member of the Capital Region’s leading not-for-profit health plan. During this time, CDPHP has been routinely ranked one of the highest-quality health plans in nation and has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York for eight consecutive years.
Prior to joining CDPHP, Bennett served as founding member and CEO of Prime Care Physicians, PLLC. During his tenure, he co-led a team of 25 cardiologists and helped grow the practice from three employees to a 100-physician multi-specialty group.
Bennett is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Internal Medicine, with subspecialties in internal medicine and cardiology. He earned his medical degree at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, and a Bachelor of Science degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Bennett completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Albany Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians.
Bennett chairs the board of directors for the Healthcare Information Xchange of New York (Hixny). He is vice chair of the Alliance of Community Health Plans and serves on the boards of America’s Health Insurance Plans, the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, Colonie Senior Service Centers, the Center for Economic Growth, New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), and the Palace Theatre.