Dr. Peter Beilenson, SPH 1990
President and CEO of Evergreen Health
Peter Beilenson is a physician and public health visionary who has transformed Maryland’s health care system over the past 25 years in his role as a public health leader and an advocate for health care for all. He is currently the president and CEO of Evergreen Health, Maryland’s new health insurance company. Before founding Evergreen Health, Beilenson served as Howard County Health Officer from 2007 to 2012 where he launched the Healthy Howard Access Plan, the first-of-its-kind program in the country that provides comprehensive affordable health and wellness services to the county’s uninsured population. As Baltimore City Health Commissioner from 1992 to 2005 he was the second youngest city health official in U.S. history and worked closely with mayors Kurt Schmoke and Martin O’Malley to implement a number of influential programs and reforms.
Beilenson graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1981 and went on to earn a Medical Doctorate from Emory University School of Medicine. After completing an internship in Family Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine he began masters work at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health where he received a Masters in Public Health and was a resident in the Johns Hopkins Preventive Medicine Residency Program. Beilenson is an author and has been recognized by The American Public Health Association’s (APHA), Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore City Medical Society and The Daily Record.