David Fairchild

Dr. Fairchild joined CVS Health in 2019 as the Chief Medical Officer for MinuteClinic and Senior Vice President and Associate CMO within the CVS Health enterprise. In the preceding four years, he was a Director at BDC Advisors, where he led the consulting firm’s physician enterprise strategy practice. Prior to joining BDC Advisors, Dr. Fairchild held various academic medicine positions, most recently serving as Senior Vice President for Clinical Integration at UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC), President of the UMass Memorial Accountable Care Organization, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Before working at UMMHC, he was Chief Medical Officer at Tufts Medical Center in Boston and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Tufts Medical Center in 2003, Dr. Fairchild was the Director of Primary Care Services at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  

A graduate of Haverford College in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Dr. Fairchild completed his residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. After an additional year as Chief resident at Yale New Haven Hospital, Dr. Fairchild spent three years on the Navajo Reservation as a physician in the Indian Health Service, serving as the Chief of Staff of his IHS hospital in Chinle, Arizona. Dr. Fairchild earned his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1995.  

A practicing board certified general internist for 30 years and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Fairchild’s clinical activities now include providing care to homeless women as a volunteer for Health Care Without Walls in Boston and as the editor-in-chief of Physician’s First Watch, a medical news service published by the New England Journal of Medicine, providing daily email news alerts to over 160,000 primary care clinicians worldwide.

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