Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) is happy to announce Tamaan Osbourne-Roberts, M.D., as CIVHC’s new Chief Medical Officer (CMO). In his role on the executive leadership team, Dr. Osbourne-Roberts will help advance CIVHC’s mission by engaging and supporting physicians and other providers working to improve health care and lower costs.
Dr. Osbourne-Roberts has an extensive background in patient care paired with local and national work focused on driving health care system transformation. He started his career as a family medicine resident at the University of Colorado where he was part of the inaugural class of the Future of Family Medicine/P4 national demonstration curriculum, a program designed to prepare physician leaders with exceptional clinical, managerial, and practice transformation skills.
Passionate about serving Colorado’s underserved, Dr. Osbourne-Roberts spent several years providing care in rural communities, and now practices at Salud Family Health Centers where he serves primarily Spanish-speaking, low-income residents. Through his consulting work, Dr. Osbourne-Roberts offers physician leadership services, health care diversity facilitation and helps providers prepare for the future through practice transformation focused on quality and outcomes.
“Dr. Osbourne-Roberts’s direct patient care experience combined with his insight, vision and passion to make the health care system better makes him an incredible fit for CIVHC’s executive team,” explains Ana English, CIVHC President and CEO. “He understands the challenges providers currently face and how they need to prepare for the future, which is a vital asset to CIVHC as we continue to find ways to directly support providers with services and analytics.”
Osbourne-Roberts has long been active in physician leadership roles across the state, being the youngest (at age 37) and first person of color elected as President of the Colorado Medical Society. He is presently President of the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians where he oversees mission-critical projects for the organization including health care payment reform.
“Joining CIVHC’s team enables me to make a greater impact on the lives of both providers and patients by sharing what I’ve learned throughout my career on ways to advance the system,” shared Osbourne-Roberts. “I’m thrilled to be a part of an organization that shares my core values and is in a position to support lasting change.”
Nationally, Dr. Osbourne-Roberts has worked with CIVHC indirectly through the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). CIVHC is a member of NRHI and participates in a number of initiatives with the organization. Osbourne-Roberts served as physician faculty for NRHI for several national summits including “Cost Transparency from the Ground Up” and “Price, Cost, and Quality Transparency”, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Dr. Osbourne-Roberts completed his B.A. in English and biology at Williams College, and his M.D. and residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His philanthropic work includes serving as a board member of the American Medical Association Foundation, as well as tenure as a charter board member of the Malawi Breastfeeding Initiative. He speaks four languages (two with full fluency), and enjoys hiking, capoeira, scuba, freediving, travel, cooking, and spending time with his remarkable wife, Camille, and wonderful children, Keston and Noelle.