Setu Vora, MD
Dr. Vora is a practicing physician with board certifications in the specialties of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. He trained at the University of Connecticut and subsequently at the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. Prior to joining the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, he led quality improvement and patient safety movement initiatives at Hartford Healthcare.
As the inaugural Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Vora directs all Mashantucket healthcare initiatives including oversight of the Tribal Health Service, Behavioral Health Service, Employee Health, Community Health Grants, Pequot Health Care, and the stewardship of the Tribe’s self-funded health plans where benefit coverage is provided to Foxwoods Resort Casino and Tribal government employees, and the Tribal member community. His goal is to assist the Tribe with continuous improvement of clinical care, community health and company growth. Dr. Vora is leading the company in the adoption of performance improvement mindset, health technology, digital transformation, and use of data and design to help plans control costs and improve health outcomes.
In addition to being a published author, speaker, and the recipient of multiple awards and honors, Dr. Vora is certified as an Improvement Advisor from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. As a practicing physician leader, Dr. Vora is very aware of the waste in healthcare and ways to detect and deter fraud, waste, and abuse. He works with Pequot Health Care to help people, communities, and companies get better value health.