Rob McBeath, MD

President, Optum Mountain West


Robert McBeath, MD is the Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Medical Associates and the President of Optum Care Mountain West Region.

He joined Optum Care in 2013 as the CEO of Southwest Medical Associates. In 2017, he became President of the Optum Care Mountain West Region. This region includes over 800 employed providers and 12,750 contracted providers in the states of Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico managing over 250,000 Medicare Advantage lives and over 500,000 commercial and managed Medicaid lives.

Dr. McBeath has held several leadership roles within Optum Care and is currently the Co-Chair of the Physician Executive Council, Optum Care’s national clinical leadership and governing body. He is also active in his local community of Las Vegas where he’s served in a variety of community leadership positions. He serves on the American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer board and is on the Board of Directors for Project 150, a local charity supporting homeless high school students.

Dr. McBeath completed his medical school training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and his surgical internship and urology residency program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson and served as Chief Resident. He is currently certified by the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He received his Master of Medical Management from the University of Southern California.