In his dual medical leadership roles, Dr. Dave is the primary clinical liaison between MassHealth (Massachusetts Medicaid) and Commonwealth Medicine, emphasizing the close working relationship between the organizations. In addition to helping guide the leadership team in the Office of Clinical Affairs, Dr. Dave is a key part of the MassHealth executive team. As chief medical officer, he provides medical, clinical, policy, and strategic oversight of all health care services for MassHealth members and represents the program on clinical matters.
Dr. Dave joined Commonwealth Medicine and MassHealth from New England Quality Care Alliance, where he served as a chief medical officer, a member of the executive leadership team, quality committees, and the board of trustees. He is also a consultant for the palliative care team at Tufts Medical Center and was assistant clinical professor of medicine with Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to that he served as medical director of geriatrics and Senior Care Options at Tufts Health Plan.
Previously, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Dave served as both a primary care physician and consultant geriatrician, as well as director of education. While there, he received the Geriatric Academic Career Award and the Clinical Innovation Award.
Dr. Dave served on the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) and Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA) Joint Task Force on Physician Burnout. He chaired the workgroups on Quality Measurement and Prior Authorization Burden Reduction. He was also a member of the Committee on Oral Health for MMS and co-chaired the Physician-Hospital Integration Collaborative Committee of Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association. Dr. Dave is a member of the Medical Scientific Council of Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association.
After his training in internal medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Dave completed a general internal medicine fellowship at New York University. Dr. Dave then completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Harvard University. He also received a master’s degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health and earned bachelor's degrees in medicine and in surgery at Gujarat University in Gujarat, India.