Thomas Van Gilder

Chief Medical Officer, Walmart

Role: Scientist

Site: CDL-Wisconsin

Stream: Health & Wellness

A creative thinker with strong communication skills, Thomas Van Gilder is a strategic health care executive who has been a key influencer in providing products and tools to support population health management at the moment of decision and point of care. A physician board certified in internal medicine and public health and general preventive medicine, Tom is also an intellectual property attorney. This career combination allows him to operate from a vantage point that offers context that others might not see. While Chief Medical Officer for a Fortune 1 company, Tom led a redesign of the company’s clinical organization and offerings, as well as the company’s COVID-19 response. As Chief Medical Officer for an analytics and population health company owned by one of the largest health plans in the US, he has led a team of informaticists to deliver innovative and engaging physician-based patient solutions. Tom’s knowledge and experience in the public health and health care space have made a significant impact on patient care, and his influence has been felt both on value-based primary care and incentivized wellness programs. His experience also extends to behavioral health, health technology and disease management plan design to deliver improvements in bottom-line margins while enhancing the physician-patient experience. Tom has an MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas, an MPH from Harvard School of Public Health, a JD from University of Notre Dame Law School, and a BA from the University of Virginia.