Derek J. Robinson is vice president and chief medical officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL). Dr. Robinson is responsible for care management operations, clinical leadership and strategic oversight in providing high value health care to more than 8 million members. Robinson is also the founding chair of the Health Equity Steering Committee, which was established to develop health equity strategies across markets and lines of business. For nearly two decades, Dr. Robinson has led community efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in undergraduate and post-graduate education at the local, state, and national level. He is a member of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion advisory committee at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Additionally, Dr. Robinson is vice-chairman of the board of trustees at Xavier University of Louisiana. Prior to his current role, Dr. Robinson was vice president for Enterprise Quality and Accreditation at Health Care Service Corporation where he was responsible for clinical quality performance, health plan accreditation, and related operations across multiple states. He served as a physician executive at the Illinois Health and Hospital Association and is the former chief medical officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Chicago Regional Office. Dr. Robinson is clinically active, board certified in emergency medicine, and holds degrees from Xavier University of Louisiana, Howard University, and the University of Chicago. He is an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University and is vice-chairman of the board of trustees at Xavier University of Louisiana.