Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana Announces New Chief Medical Officer

Mar. 23, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BSBSMT) is excited to announce that Dr. JP Maganito has been promoted to chief medical officer (CMO), filling a position vacated by Dr. Monica Berner's recent promotion to president.

JP will be responsible for providing executive medical leadership as a spokesperson on medical affairs and policy. In addition, he will be serving as our primary physician representative to assure effective and efficient delivery of quality medical care consistent with BCBSMT's mission and vision. Previously, JP served as a contract associate medical director from 2012 to 2015, before most recently serving as lead medical director.

He is board certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecologists and earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. While earning his doctorate, he simultaneously finished his Masters in Public Health and Masters in Healthcare Administration at Des Moines University College of Health Sciences – Division of Health Management. He’s also certified as a health education specialist and computer information specialist, and had subspecialty training as a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellow.

After briefly working at Google and before joining BCBSMT, JP moved to Helena in 2011 and served as the staff gynecologist and occupational health medical officer at VA Montana Healthcare System at Fort Harrison, where he also became the women’s health medical director.