Kaveh Safavi


Kaveh Safavi, MD, JD, is the managing director for Accenture's global healthcare business.  Dr. Safavi is responsible for developing and driving a growth strategy that differentiates Accenture's offerings for providers, health insurers and public and private health systems across the globe.

Dr. Safavi joined Accenture in 2011 from Cisco, where he led the global healthcare practice. Prior to that, he was Thompson Reuter’s chief medical officer of Health Businesses and United Healthcare’s vice president of medical affairs. He also has served in leadership roles at Solucient, Humana, HealthSpring and Alexian Hospital Network. 

As a seasoned executive, Dr. Safavi brings more than two decades of leadership experience to Accenture Health. He was responsible for the creation of the Center for Healthcare Improvement at Health Businesses of Thompson Reuters and, while at HealthSpring, he established one of the Midwest’s first electronic medical record systems. He has published numerous papers and is quoted on healthcare issues in various media publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Harvard Business Review and the Economist.

Dr. Safavi has earned the distinction of both medical and law degrees.  He is board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics and completed his residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center.


  • MD, Loyola University School of Medicine
  • JD, DePaul University College of Law


  • Member, Buck Advisory Council, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging


Dr. Safavi lives in the Chicago area with his two daughters.

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