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Peter Kelly

CEO, Mid-Atlantic Region

Peter Kelly

Peter Kelly serves as president and chief executive officer of the Optum Health Mid-Atlantic region. In his leadership role, Kelly oversees the growth, operations and financial performance of the organization’s health care delivery and value-based care assets across the region.

Kelly served as president of the OptumCare Network in the Tri-State Region after joining Optum from CareMount Medical in New York. He led exceptional growth and development of the Optum risk business platform in Tri-State, expanding physician participation and risk-based contracts across multiple payers. At CareMount, Kelly served as chief value officer of the medical group and executive director of the CareMount ACO, which achieved top performance nationally in CMS programs from 2019–2021.

Earlier in his career, Kelly served as executive director of Market Operations for Universal American with responsibility for Medicare Advantage and ACO plans in New York State. He also served as director of strategy at the company. He started his career in Washington, D.C., as a consultant for Avalere Health. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.