Bob Atlas joined the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) as president and CEO in 2018. MHA serves as a strategic resource for Maryland’s 62 hospitals and health systems in their collective efforts to advance health care and the health of all Marylanders.
Bob has a long professional history in health policy and the business of health care, with a nationwide perspective. Before coming to MHA, Bob was president of the health care consultancy EBG Advisors, where he led an effort with Maryland officials aiming to integrate care for Marylanders who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Prior to that he served as an independent advisor on Medicaid reform to North Carolina’s Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Previous positions include executive vice president and COO of Avalere Health and president of The Lewin Group, both nationally respected health care consulting firms, where his work on behalf of clients in the public and private sectors focused on innovations in health care delivery and payment. Earlier he was vice president at a boutique consulting firm, supporting the formation of the managed care industry and the growth of the Medicare Advantage program. He launched his career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service.
Bob holds a Master of Business Administration in health administration and finance from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College. He has lived in Montgomery County for 35 years and part time for the past 10 years in Talbot County.