Deneen Vojta, MD
Executive Vice President, Research & Development
Deneen Vojta, MD is Executive Vice President, Research & Development at UnitedHealth Group. She is Chief Medical Officer of the Research and Development Group, a division that focuses on accelerating enterprise solutions to improve health care quality, reduce care costs, more effectively engage consumers in their health, and help modernize the health system. She consults with states, universities, foundations, insurance and disease management companies and other organizations interested in improving the health outcomes of their constituency.
Before joining UnitedHealth, Dr. Vojta held several senior management positions in health care including serving as CEO of MYnetico, a company she founded to focus on the obesity epidemic which was subsequently acquired by UNH. Dr. Vojta has 20+ years of executive experience in health system and health plan administration. She has served as a board member of numerous institutions, and earned numerous federal and foundation grants to investigate complex health care concerns. Dr. Vojta won a 2013 Emmy® Award for her role as Executive Producer of Project NOT ME, a reality TV program. Deneen was also was named a CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Best of Innovations Honoree in 2014. She is widely published and frequently invited to speak on a number of health issues.
Dr. Vojta earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and then went on to serve as Senior Vice President/Chief Medical Officer of Health Partners and subsequently, the Frankford Health Care System. Deneen was named “Top 40 under 40” by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2003 and “Top Women in Business” by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal in 2011.