Tarek Elsawy, MD

President, Optum Northeast and Midwest


As regional president of Optum Care, Dr. Elsawy oversees the operations and performance of health care delivery systems in the organization’s Northeast and Midwest regions.

Dr. Elsawy is also the co-chair of the Physician Executive Council, Optum Care’s national physician leadership and governing body.

Dr. Elsawy came to Optum by way of Reliant Medical Group, the Massachusetts-based multi-specialty group he has led since 2016.

At Reliant, Dr. Elsawy has overseen system transformation through the implementation of a team-based primary care clinical model. In 2018, Dr. Elsawy led Reliant through its acquisition by Optum.

Before joining Reliant, Dr. Elsawy held several executive positions at Cleveland Clinic. As vice president of regional operations and medical affairs, he had direct responsibility for 18 family health centers, and led operations at eight regional hospitals.

He also led the development and implementation of Cleveland Clinic’s clinically integrated network (Quality Alliance and the Medicare Accountable Care Organization).

Dr. Elsawy received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He performed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia Medical Center and engaged in a research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.