Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Academic Institute
Senior Vice President, Population Health and Primary Care, Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
Julia D. Andrieni, MD joined Houston Methodist in 2013 and serves in the role of Senior Vice President of Population Health and Primary Care. Dr. Andrieni is responsible for implementing Houston Methodist’s strategy in new value based care models. In addition, Dr. Andrieni is responsible for developing the independent physician alignment model (HMPAQ) which has grown from 20 Primary Care physicians in 2013 to 111 Primary Care physicians and 305 Specialists in 2018. In Houston Methodist Primary Care Group (HMPCG), her work focused on the interface of operations and quality. Her team achieved the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition for 10 HMPCG practices. Dr. Andrieni is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, a board certified Internist and member of AOA.
Prior to joining Houston Methodist, Dr. Andrieni was the Vice Chair of Clinical Services and Chief of the General Internal Medicine Division at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Andrieni was awarded the Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine where she developed an institution-wide Mentoring Advisory Board for faculty and students in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Graduate Biomedical Sciences. UMass Memorial Health System chose Dr. Andrieni as the faculty member for Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) fellowship.
In 2017, Dr. Andrieni was recognized as one of the Top 10 Women to Watch in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare. Dr. Andrieni received the American College of Physicians Quality Connect Champion Award for the largest number of Primary Care Practices (HMPCG and HMPAQ) nationally certified for excellence in Primary Care. Additionally, Dr. Andrieni was recognized by University of Massachusetts Medical School for the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, Primary Care Champion Award, and Administrative Leader of the Year. Dr. Andrieni’s care delivery models have been featured in multiple publications. Dr. Andrieni authored the chapter, Population Health Management: The Lynchpin of Emerging Healthcare Delivery Models in the textbook “America’s Healthcare Transformation: Strategies and Innovations”.
A native of Augusta, Georgia, Dr. Andrieni earned her B.A. in Economics at Vassar College and was inducted into the International Economics Honor Society. Dr. Andrieni earned her medical degree from State University of New York – Stony Brook Medical School. For nearly a decade, prior to attending medical school, Dr. Andrieni was the Director of Marketing and Business Development for the US for Hoya Crystal, Japan’s largest glass and optic corporation.