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Chan-House named medical director at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

For Immediate Release:  2017-10-09

Contact:  Edward Byrnes, Excellus BCBS, (315) 792-8897

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has named Mew Kwan Chan-House, MD, FAAP, as one of the company’s medical directors working in the Utica region.

Chan-House, a licensed and board-certified pediatric physician, joined Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in April 2017. She has 12 years of clinical, administrative and teaching experience in both hospital and private practice settings. In her new role, she is responsible for utilization, disease management and health care quality reviews.

Prior to joining Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Chan-House was medical director of pediatrics for Bassett Medical Group/A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta, N.Y., as well as medical director for the Oneonta City School District. Before that, she held the position of general pediatrician for Holyoke Pediatric Associates in Holyoke, Mass., and was a general pediatrician and partner with Riverbend Medical Group in Chicopee, Mass.

Chan-House’s teaching activities have included serving as a medical student preceptor at Columbia School of Medicine/Bassett Medical School and Tufts School of Medicine in Springfield, Mass. She also previously served as an inpatient attending physician–resident preceptor at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass.

Chan-House received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Albany. She is a graduate of the University of Buffalo’s School of Medicine, and completed her pediatric residency at Baystate Medical Center.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Chan-House is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit health plan with 1.5 million upstate New York members. The company's mission is to help people live healthier and more secure lives through access to high-quality, affordable health care. Its products and services include cost-saving prescription drug discounts, wellness tracking tools and access to telemedicine. With more than 3,500 employees, the company is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce to foster innovation and better serve its members. It also encourages employees to engage in their communities by providing paid volunteer time off as one of many benefits. To learn more, visit