Daniel Knecht, M.D.

Vice President, Health Strategy and Innovation, CVS Health

Daniel Knecht, M.D. is a board-certified internist currently serving as Vice President of Health Strategy and Innovation at CVS Health. In this role, he collaborates across all major CVS Health business lines to develop and execute clinical strategies that address unmet health needs. Since joining Aetna in 2016, Dr. Knecht has led a series of enterprise-wide strategic initiatives including the company’s efforts to combat opioid misuse and addiction. As part of the combined organization, his team focuses on leveraging data analytics and enterprise assets to provide actionable insights for patients and providers that increase value of care. 

Dr. Knecht graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and received a joint M.D., M.B.A. from Weill Cornell Medical College and Johnson Graduate School of Management where he was a recipient of the Lee Family Scholarship. He is a Fulbright Scholar in medical sciences and has performed research that explored health care deficiencies in the Negev region of Israel. Dr. Knecht is also an associate clinical professional at Mount Sinai West in New York City where he still sees patients.

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