Daniel Knecht, MD

Vice President, Chief Clinical Innovation Officer

CVS Caremark


A board-certified internist, Dr. Daniel Knecht currently serves as Vice President, Transformation Clinical Product at CVS Health. He is responsible for clinical product ideation, concept development and testing, optimization, launch, performance and measurement in collaboration with key stakeholders across the enterprise. 

Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Health Strategy and Innovation, Medical Affairs, where he worked across all major CVS Health business lines to develop and execute clinical strategies that address unmet health needs. He joined Aetna in 2016 and has led a series of enterprise-wide strategic initiatives including the company’s efforts to combat opioid misuse and addiction. Following CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna, his team remained focused on leveraging data analytics to provide actionable insights for patients and providers that increase value of care.  

A Fulbright scholar, Dr. Knecht has developed deep insights into the health care industry through a career encompassing life science entrepreneurship, strategy consulting, patient care and bench research. He graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and received a joint M.D., M.B.A., from Weill Cornell Medical College and Johnson Graduate School of Management where he was a recipient of the Lee Family Scholarship. He also is an associate clinical professor at Mount Sinai West in New York City where he still sees patients. 


Daniel is Speaking At

Stakeholder Views on Driving Meaningful Engagement and Transforming Care with Digital Technology

Tuesday, June 20

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM