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Scott Hayworth, MD

Red Door Award For Leadership

Red Door Community 2023 Gala Honoree Scott Hayworth Headshot

Senior Vice President and 
Chief Physician Liaison Officer 
Optum Health

Scott D. Hayworth, MD, FACOG is Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Liaison Officer of Optum Health, driving growth across the country supporting mergers, acquisitions, and new strategic partnerships. Scott was the CEO and Market Leader of the Optum Tri-State region, one of five regions in Optum Health’s nationwide network, from March 2021 to January 2023.
Dr. Hayworth has a national reputation as an authority on practice administration; multispecialty group management; and adaptation to the rapidly changing environment in health care, including the transition to value.
As President and CEO of CareMount Medical for over 20 years, Dr. Hayworth oversaw a nearly 15-fold expansion in the size of the group prior to its becoming part of Optum Tri- State in late 2020.
In 2019 Dr. Hayworth became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of CareMount Health Solutions, LLC, a collaborative physician-owned management services organization.
Dr. Hayworth is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and a past associate dean at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is past chairman of the board of the American Medical Group Association and past national treasurer of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Hayworth chairs the advisory board for IKS Health. He is a senior advisor to Arsenal Capital Partners and Amulet Capital Partners. He is the board chair of US Digestive Health.
Dr. Hayworth has been named to many “Best Doctors” lists in successive years, including those in New York and Westchester magazines, Best Doctors in America, and America’s Best Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He was selected by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of their “145 Physician Leaders to Know” in 2023. He was chosen as one of City & State NY’s “Westchester Power 100” in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Dr. Hayworth received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Optum in 2023. He was honored by Northern Westchester Hospital at their 2022 “Transformations” gala and by the United Way of Westchester and Putnam at their 2018 “Imagine” gala. He received the Westchester County Doctors of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. The Visiting Nurse Association of The Hudson Valley has honored Dr. Hayworth twice, most recently in 2015 with the Ellen Wood Health Care Award. In 2013 he was given the “Good Scout” Award by the Boy Scouts of America Westchester-Putnam Council.

Dr. Hayworth received his A.B. from Princeton University and his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College.