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Marketa M. Wills, M.D., M.B.A., FAPA

Marketa M. Wills, M.D., M.B.A., FAPA

CEO and Medical Director

Marketa M. Wills, M.D., M.B.A., FAPA, is the CEO/Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). On June 1, 2024, she assumed the helm as the APA’s eighth CEO — and became the first Black American and first woman to occupy this critical role for the 180-year professional society

Dr. Wills is passionate about collaboration and innovation in order to deliver patient-centered, high quality, equitable, efficient and affordable care. Most recently, Dr. Wills served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Johns Hopkins Health Plans (JHHP). In her role, Dr. Wills helped JHHP optimize clinical and quality outcomes for health plan members while driving efforts to efficiently manage costs of care. She oversaw the Pharmacy, Utilization Management, Care Management, and Quality Improvement departments, as well as other areas of JHHP’s Health Services division. She also helped set and enforce medical policies and standards for health care services provided to plan members.

Dr. Wills has worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company; was the director of physician affairs at The Medical Center campus of Memorial Hermann Hospital System, where she oversaw the Medical Staff Office and physician recruitment, contracting and onboarding; and served as senior medical director for WellCare Health Plans, leading the population health clinical strategy team responsible for optimizing clinical and quality outcomes for patients as well as the NCQA accreditation team.

Dr. Wills earned her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a residency in adult psychiatry at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital program, serving as chief resident in her last year. She also has a master’s in business administration from The Wharton School at Penn.

She enjoys working out, traveling, the arts, and engaging in community services. An avid meditator, she recently became a certified yoga teacher.

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