Private Payer Advocacy (PPAAC) National Carrier Contacts

The AAP has nurtured primary contacts with the largest private health plan carriers and each PPAAC member is assigned to specific carriers as a resource to assist AAP members having issues with the carrier.

  • Aetna: Gene Hershorin, MD, FAAP:
  • Anthem: Mark Hudak, MD, FAAP:
  • CIGNA: Sue Kressly, MD, FAAP:
  • Humana: Gail Schonfeld, MD, FAAP:
  • United Healthcare: Richard Lander, MD, FAAP: & Chip Harbaugh, MD, FAAP:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association plans: Betsy Peterson, MD, FAAP:
  • Medical specialty and surgical specialty issues: Mary Brandt, MD, FAAP :