|Michael Zeglinski, RPh |
SVP & CEO
Optum Specialty & Infusion Pharmacies
Michael Zeglinski serves as Senior Vice President at OptumRx, the nation’s third-largest pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), and part of Optum, a leading health services innovation company. The parent company, UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), is a distinctively diversified health and well-being company headquartered in the United States, and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone.
Bringing more than 30 years of experience in the specialty pharmaceutical and home infusion businesses, Mr. Zeglinski also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Optum’s Specialty and Infusion Pharmacies, including Avella and Diplomat Specialty/Infusion Pharmacies.
Optum provides full-service, innovative, patient-centric specialty pharmacy and infusion services that serve a diverse customer base, from patients and providers to payers and pharmaceutical manufacturers, with strong focuses in the oncology, immunology, neurology, autoimmune, and limited distribution drug space through over 50 pharmacies nationwide. Mr. Zeglinski is responsible for leading the division’s strategy, growth and sales efforts, patient service programs, payer services, and therapy care management solutions.
In 2015, Mr. Zeglinski joined OptumRx via the acquisition of Catamaran Corporation, a pharmacy benefits management company, where he served as the Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Operations. Prior to Catamaran, he held roles at several of the largest specialty pharmacy organizations, including Quantum Health Resources, Olsten/Gentiva Health Services, Accredo Therapeutics, CVS ProCare, PharmaCare Specialty Pharmacy, and CVS Caremark Specialty.
Throughout his career, Mr. Zeglinski developed and implemented numerous pharmacy operating systems and disease-specific care management programs, which focused on increasing patients’ specialty pharmaceutical adherence and persistence rates, documenting cost saving interventions and improving quality of life for patients/members. He is also Green Belt certified in Lean Six Sigma processes focusing on the healthcare industry.
Mr. Zeglinski holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and pursued his Master’s degree in Fine Arts in Music from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and has held licenses in 14 states as a registered pharmacist. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and on the Board of the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA).