Kevin Larsen, MD

Senior Vice President of Clinical Innovation and Translation


Kevin Larsen, MD, is the senior vice president of clinical innovation and translation at OptumLabs.

Prior to his current role, Larsen held several leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Most recently, he was the senior health IT advisor at the office of the chief technology officer.

Before that, he was the director of enterprise strategy and improvement at CMS. He launched and spearheaded the agency transformation in process improvement and human-centered design. He was also a senior advisor at CMS on health IT and health policy for numerous innovation program models.

Earlier, Larsen was also the medical director of meaningful use, Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT, where he led the development of clinical quality measurement for the meaningful use program.

Larsen started his career at Hennepin County Medical Center, where he held several leadership roles, including chief medical informatics officer. He received a degree in biology and chemistry from Concordia College, and his MD from University of Minnesota Medical School.