Michael Edbauer, D.O. is President, Highmark Western and Northeastern New York. This includes oversight of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in the Western New York market and Highmark Blue Shield in the Northeastern New York market.
Edbauer was appointed to his current position in March of 2021, following the strategic affiliation of Highmark Inc. and HealthNow New York Inc., the parent company of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and BlueShield of Northeastern New York, where he served as executive vice president, chief strategy and growth officer since 2018. A long-tenured health care executive, he previously served as president and CEO of Catholic Medical Partners (CMP) and president of Trinity Medical.
Edbauer holds a doctor of osteopathic medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, a master's degree in business administration from Canisius College, and a bachelor's degree in science from the University at Buffalo.
Edbauer is a native and resident of Buffalo, New York. He serves on the board of directors for Canisius College Medical Advisory Board, D’Youville College Pharmacy School Advisory Board and The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves the 29 counties of western Pennsylvania and 13 counties of northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Shield serves the 21 counties of central Pennsylvania and also provides services in conjunction with a separate health plan in southeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia serves the state of West Virginia plus Washington County. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware serves the state of Delaware. Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc., serves eight counties in Western New York under the trade name Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York and serves 13 counties in Northeastern New York under the trade name Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York. Each of these companies is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Blue Cross, Blue Shield and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. All references to “Highmark” in this document are references to the Highmark company that is providing the member’s health benefits or health benefit administration.
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