Elana Schrader, M.D., is Florida Blue’s chief medical officer, responsible for the development of the organization’s overarching clinical strategy and leading clinical activities, including care management, health promotions and wellness, pharmacy, quality, and clinical retail health initiatives.
Since joining Florida Blue, Dr. Schrader has served in a number of innovative and transformational leadership roles. Most recently, she served as vice president of product, where she was accountable for the design and development of health solutions and management of the product portfolio for all commercial business. She served as medical director for the care and quality program for retail health care, and as vice president of provider services with accountability for overseeing the company’s relationship with physicians and hospitals across the state of Florida. She also served as vice president of enterprise planning and performance management, accountable for business and operational planning, business process management, cost management and procurement.
Prior to joining Florida Blue, Dr. Schrader served as the medical director for Columbia/HCA Memorial Hospital and also had a private practice in internal medicine in Ponte Vedra Beach. Dr. Schrader is active in civic and community organizations. She is a member of the Dean’s Council of the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health and a member of the Tocqueville Society for the United Way of Northeast Florida. She was named an honoree for the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2016 Women of Influence, and is a graduate of the 2007 class of Leadership Jacksonville. She has served as chairwoman of Speaking of Women’s Health, as well as Florida Blue’s executive leader of the Women’s Initiative Network. She is a past member of the board for the DePaul School of Northeast Florida and served as board chairwoman for many years. She was the 2015 and 2016 chairwoman for the American Cancer Society’s Jacksonville Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, and served as a committee member for the 2016 St. Vincent’s Foundation Corks and Forks event.
Dr. Schrader holds a B.A. degree from Barnard College of Columbia University, received her medical training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and trained in internal medicine at The New York Hospital of Cornell Medical College and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian College of Medicine and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, class of 2011.