Bradley P. Gilbert, M.D., Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Bradley Gilbert was appointed chief executive officer of IEHP in October 2008. Since the organization’s inception, he has played a pivotal role in guiding IEHP to its place as a nationally-recognized leader in public healthcare. As one of the largest public not-for-profit health plans in California with over 1.2 million members, Dr. Gilbert is leading IEHP through the dynamic healthcare landscape as it brings additional transformation.

Dr. Gilbert launched his career at IEHP in 1996 as chief medical officer, developing a Medical Services Department and helping IEHP qualify for a Knox-Keene state licensure. Later, he served as executive officer, responsible for medical management, operations and contracting/network management, marketing, human resources, and compliance.

His focus on the health and well-being of members has given IEHP coveted recognition. IEHP was the first Medi-Cal HMO in the state to earn National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Accreditation, the nation’s leading quality monitoring organization of health plans. Under his leadership, the organization also developed a multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary Wellness Program to encourage members to live healthy lives and prevent illness. These efforts earned IEHP a #1 and #2 ranking in California for America’s Best Health Plans in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, he led IEHP to become one of only five health plans across the country to achieve a 5-star rating for Medicare Part D Quality and Performance. In May 2012 IEHP received a 100 percent score on the Standards portion of its NCQA review, with an overall Commendable Accreditation Level. 

During his tenure, IEHP has become a major presence in the Inland Empire. In his 10-year span, IEHP’s membership increased from 365,000 Members to more than 1.2 million Members, while maintaining stability and quality of care. To support this growth and strengthen the safety net, Dr. Gilbert built a formidable IEHP provider network, including more than 6,000 providers.
Dr. Gilbert is also a healthcare industry leader at the state and national level. In 2010, he was appointed as a board member of the California Association of Health Plans (CAHP), an organization representing 39 California plans. In 2011, he was appointed Chair of the CAHP State Programs Committee. Dr. Gilbert is a member of the Board for the Local Health Plans of California (LHPC), and was a member of the Medi-Cal 1115 Waiver Stakeholder Committee – a committee that helped shape the 1115 Demonstration Waiver in California, which funds hospitals and care for the low-income. In 2014, he was selected to serve on the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) Board of Directors. Additionally, Dr. Gilbert is the Chair of the Board for Manifest MedEx, a statewide Health Information Exchange. 
His strong track record in the public health industry began as the Director of Public Health/Health Officer for Riverside County, where he gained insight into the healthcare challenges that Inland Empire residents face. He was responsible for 11 primary care clinics, assigned to special projects in managed care – including participation in development of an IPA and medical liaison to manage care contractors. He supervised communicable disease control, certain environmental health monitoring and public health protection for the county.

Dr. Gilbert attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in physiology/anatomy. He received a medical degree from the University of California, San Diego and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley. He is Board Certified in General Preventive Medicine and has extensive experience in Public Health, health care delivery and health care policy development.