Steven L. Coulter, M.D. joined BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee as the senior vice president and chief medical officer in 1997. He had progressive increases in his responsibilities and in 2005 was promoted to president of government business and emerging markets. In that role, he had profit and loss responsibilities for Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Shared Health.
In January, 2011, he was appointed president of the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Institute. The Tennessee Health Institute conducts research and education on the economic and public policy aspects of health care with a focus on Tennessee.
Prior to moving to Tennessee, Dr. Coulter served as senior vice president and chief medical officer at BlueCross BlueShield of Kansas City. From 1989 to 1992, he was vice president and medical director at BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma. He was in the private practice of internal medicine from 1980 to 1989.
Dr. Coulter completed his undergraduate studies at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He received his M.D. degree with distinction from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1977 and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society in 1976. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a diplomat of the American Board of Medical Management.
Dr. Coulter served as the representative of America’s Health Insurance Plans on the board of directors of URAC from 2006 to 2011. He currently serves as vice chairman of the board of the American Lung Association of the Midland States. He is licensed to practice medicine in the states of Tennessee and Oklahoma.