BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eQHealth Solutions, a leader in population health management for commercial and government entities, today announced that Chris C.W. Kunis, M.D., the company’s Chief Medical Director of Florida Medicaid, was named Physician of the Year in Internal Medicine by the American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS). The honor was presented during the President’s Award Dinner at the 2019 AAPS House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting the evening of Saturday, June 22.
The Physician of the Year Award is presented by each Academy of Medicine to a member who has contributed to the growth, recognition and leadership of the Academy. One member is selected by his or her peers within an Academy to be honored each year.
“I am thrilled to receive this recognition, especially because it comes from my fellow members in internal medicine,” said Dr. Kunis. “AAPS does important work in giving experienced M.D.s and D.O.s a choice when it comes to Board certification and recertification, as well as the ability to grow within their specialties. I am humbled to join the ranks of the great physicians who have received this award before me, and thankful to have the opportunity to continue to promote the AAPS and its mission.”
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Forensic medicine as a “Fellow of the College,” Forensic examiner, and in Health Care Quality Management and Utilization Review, Dr. Kunis has distinguished himself as a leader in healthcare. He is currently the senior physician executive responsible for the government operations in his role as Chief Medical Director of Florida Medicaid at eQHealth Solutions, as well as a Medical Director in Dunedin, Florida and a provider at MedExpress Urgent Care group.
Dr. Kunis holds certifications as a National Laboratory Director, Senior Disability Analyst and Diplomate, healthcare provider by the State of Florida’s Worker’s Compensation Commission, and the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare. He has also served more than 20 years as medical director for organizations throughout Florida, and has authored several medical papers in publications such as the Journal of Surgical Orthopedic Advances and The National Standards Institute.
“Dr. Kunis is an outstanding physician with a unique passion for serving others – both his patients and his peers in the medical community,” said Glen Golemi, Chief Executive Officer at eQHealth Solutions. “It was these qualities, along with his incredible knowledge of how the healthcare system works in the real world, that led us to making him part of the eQHealth Solutions team initially. We are delighted to see him receive this recognition, and proud to be associated with such an outstanding individual.”
Dr. Kunis was awarded his Doctor of Medicine degree from Ross University and completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Farleigh Dickinson University before performing his graduate research in experimental morphogenesis, where he was a member of the Sigma Xi Honorary Research Society.
About eQHealth Solutions
Founded in 1986, eQHealth Solutions is a population health management and technology solutions company that touches millions of lives annually throughout the nation. Our high-tech and high-touch models include innovative technology solutions and care coordination services and focus on outcomes and optimization of provider and payer networks. eQHealth serves a variety of entities including federal, state and commercial clients. www.eqhs.org
ABOUT AAPS AND ABPS
Founded in 1952, American Association of Physician Specialties (AAPS) and American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) have provided experienced physicians with a choice in board certification since 1960. ABPS is a nationally recognized multi-specialty organization that certifies both allopathic and osteopathic physicians. ABPS’s role in supporting the healthcare industry by determining competency in the medical specialty a physician practices is now more important than ever before.