Anne-Maree Cantwell excels at complex problem solving through rigorous analysis, innovation, and timely execution. Her quest for learning and achievement have fueled her academic and professional success across a variety of organizations both in the U.S. and overseas.
Dr. Cantwell’s academic achievements include an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a fellow of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute at Wharton, focusing on international management. She subsequently graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from Loma Linda University School of Medicine where she also served as president of the student chapter of the California Medical Association.
As a physician at a leading HMO in Northern California, Anne-Maree has participated in the evolution of high quality, evidenced based medicine in an integrated health care delivery system. In addition to diagnosing and treating complex internal medicine problems, she has also been instrumental in initiating key quality improvement and cost reduction projects at her hospital. She has taken leadership roles in hospital management and served as medical staff president in 2009. Her belief is that the future to developing cost effective, patient centered medicine in the United States, is anchored firmly in an integrated health care delivery model.
Prior to becoming a physician, Anne-Maree honed her analytical skills and business knowledge in the fields of investment and corporate banking. Her roles included mergers and acquisitions advisory work as well as the marketing of derivative financial products for Bankers Trust in both New York and London. Her knowledge of how U.S. health care is financed stems from experience with several key hospital clients. It was through these experiences, along with volunteer work at hospitals and free clinics, that she decided to pursue a career in medicine.
Anne-Maree has developed strong leadership and interpersonal skills while practicing as a physician. Her consulting goal now is to combine her business and analytical skills, with her knowledge of medicine, to help biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms in developing medical products both domestically and globally.
Her outside interests include languages, travel and the opera. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University where she studied International Relations, Spanish and French. Her junior year was spent in Paris, France studying Political Science. Overseas volunteer experiences include medical missions to Mexico and Honduras to care for under served populations. She is originally from New Zealand and is now a United States citizen.