Wayne Rawlins, MD, MBA
Vice President and Senior Medical Director of Healthcare Services
ConnectiCare, Inc. & Affiliates

Wayne Rawlins is Vice President and Senior Medical Director of Healthcare Services at ConnectiCare, Inc. His primary roles are to enhance healthcare management programs, improve access to care and health outcomes of members, and reduce medical costs. He closely collaborates with providers to ensure that ConnectiCare members receive high-quality care.

Dr. Rawlins previously held several senior leadership positions at Aetna:
  • Chief Medical Officer for Aetna Student Health 
  • Lead clinician with a focus on identifying activities to address racial/ethnic healthcare disparities among Aetna members 
  • National Medical Director and Director of Medical Operations for Aetna Government Health Plans 
  • Corporate clinical lead and representative of the Chief Medical Officer for crisis and disaster preparedness issues 
  • Lead for the design, development, and implementation of Aetna’s industry-leading end-of-life care program 
Dr. Rawlins is a leading immunization expert. As a member of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, he provides advice and recommendations to HHS on national vaccine policy. He also contributes his expertise in health equity and disparities issues to several national, state, and local boards and organizations:
  • Member of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management Board of Directors 
  • Member of the National Business Group on Health Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Advisory Board 
  • Member of the C-Change Cancer Health Disparities Advisory Workgroup 
  • Member of the University of Connecticut Health Center Board of Directors 
  • Member of the Connecticut Science Center Board of Trustees 
  • Previous Board Chair of the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut 
  • Co-Chair of the Data Committee of the New England Regional Health Equity Council (Region I) 
Dr. Rawlins received his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his MD from the University of Connecticut. He completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Rochester in New York. He is board certified in internal medicine. As a physician manager and practicing physician at the Northeast Permanente Medical Group, he treated patients in a primary care practice for more than 10 years. He co-authored the Institute of Medicine report, Race, Ethnicity, and Language Data: Standardization for Health Care Quality Improvement.