Marc Edwards, M.D., MBA
Marc Edwards, a native of Seattle, graduated magna cum laude with
a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of Washington
in 1971. While in school, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa,
won the Guthrie prize in psychology, and received two years
of National Science Foundation Research Grants.
Dr. Edwards graduated from the University of Colorado School
of Medicine in 1975 and completed a Family Medicine Residency
at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1978. At the University
of Colorado, he was editor of the student paper, completed a
Public Health Service traineeship, and won the Florence Sabin
Memorial Award for preventive medicine. When one of his classmates
tragically committed suicide, he responded by initiating a survey
of problems and concerns that proved instrumental in promoting
needed changes in the educational environment. He also developed
and instructed an elective seminar on the concept of health
inspired by Maharishi's writing, which the School of Health
Administration later adopted as core curriculum.
After residency, he worked for six years as a staff physician
for ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia. On returning to the United States,
he spent four and one-half years with a medical group practice
in Dallas where he was Department Chairman of Family Practice
and medical advisor for wellness programs. He also worked closely
with the St. Paul's Family Practice Residency program and was
active in the Texas Academy of Family Physicians as secretary,
treasurer and program chairman for his local chapter and on
the state committee for legislation and public policy.
In 1989, Dr. Edwards relocated to Connecticut to pursue career
opportunities in medical management. As national director of
Aetna's Individual Case Management program, he re-structured
policy and operations to align with advances in managed care
philosophy and practice. From 1992-4, as Director of Professional
Services, he led a variety of initiatives that served to increase
the morale, effectiveness and professionalism of Aetna's 300
medical managers during a period of dramatic organizational
and marketplace change. During this time, he also completed
the Executive MBA program at the University of Connecticut.
He found subsequent work with several local managed care organizations
less than satisfying and, in 1997, joined Ernst & Young's
Health Care Consulting practice. Since 2000, as a senior hospital
executive, he has championed improvements in healthcare quality.
Dr. Edwards was certified by the American Board of Family Practice
in 1978 and passed recertification exams in 1984, 1990, 1996
and 2003. He has been a long-time student of Maharishi Vedic
Medicine. He is also an accomplished vegetarian chef.