Randy Axelrod, MD 

Executive vice president, clinical and patient services

Randy Axelrod, MD, serves as executive vice president of clinical and patient services for Providence Health & Services. In this position he is accountable for quality, nursing, clinical programs and patient experience to ensure excellence across all service lines in all communities we serve.

Dr. Axelrod joined Providence in July of 2012 as senior vice president of clinical program services. Prior to joining Providence, he was a health care consultant to employers, health plans, integrated delivery systems and pharmaceutical companies since 2006. Before his private consulting career began, he worked for several large managed care organizations including United Healthcare, CIGNA, Sentara Healthcare and most recently WellPoint, where he served as senior vice president for healthcare management.

Twice boarded in pediatrics, Dr. Axelrod practiced medicine in large group community settings and the emergency department of a children’s hospital before beginning his medical executive career. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and holds a bachelor’s in biochemistry and criminology from Tulane University.