Barbara Walters, DO, is the Executive Medical Director at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Chief Medical Officer for OneCare Vermont. In this role she is responsible for strategy, oversight and implementation of Population Health Care Delivery and the Accountable Health Care Model as part of the leadership team. Prior to this appointment she was the Senior Medical Director for the Community Group Practices of Dartmouth-Hitchcock with operational and profit-and-loss responsibility for the organization’s ambulatory sites (18 locations with $300 million in revenue, 1 million visits per year, and 1,800 staff, including 400 providers). Areas of responsibility included commercial contracting, information technology oversight, Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s patient portal (myD-H),quality improvement, evidence-based practice, population health, Regional Primary Care Coordinating Committee (including initiation of the Medical Home Model), strategic plan oversight, Clinical Transformation Governance Group, and was the principal investigator for the CMS Physician Group Practice Demonstration Project. She currently is the executive charged with leadership for the Pioneer ACO and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Wellness Plus, the employee health plan service, and partners with regional strategy and NH government relations to provide medical leadership.
Prior to joining Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Dr. Walters served as medical director at different levels of the Carolina-Permanente Medical Group, Raleigh, NC. She began at the group as Chief of Mental Health Services in 1989. Prior to that organization, she was a psychiatrist at the Kaiser and Wake Mental Health Center in Raleigh, NC.
Dr. Walters received her undergraduate degree from Wayne State in Detroit, Michigan. She received her DO from Michigan State University and completed her residency at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She also holds an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.