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Howard M. Haft, MD, was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to serve as deputy secretary for public health services
in the Maryland Department of Health in 2015. Since then he has also served as the interim executive director of the
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange and most recently as the executive director of the Maryland Primary Care Program.
Dr. Haft was the founder and chief medical officer of Conmed Healthcare Management, a publicly traded company.
He served as the president of Maryland Healthcare, a multispecialty clinic in Southern Maryland; as president of the
Maryland Foundation for Quality Healthcare; and as medical director of Health Partners, Inc. Dr. Haft has also served
as chief executive officer of the Ellis Medical Group in New York. He provided emergency medical care for disasters,
including Hurricane Katrina and the Haitian earthquake, and in remote Caribbean locations. Dr. Haft received his
undergraduate degree at the University of Rhode Island, attended medical school at Pennsylvania State University,
and completed post graduate internship and residencies at Brown University. He has a master’s degree from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He is recognized by the American Board of Physician
Executives as a Certified Physician Executive and as a Fellow of the ACPE. He served as an adjunct professor in the
McDonough Graduate School of Business and as assistant clinical professor of medicine at Georgetown University
School of Medicine. June 2020
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