Michael Cantor, MD, JD

Chief Medical Officer, New England Quality Care Alliance


Dr. Cantor is a geriatrician and attorney who has experience in designing and implementing quality improvement and care management programs for healthcare providers and health plans.  In his current role as Chief Medical Officer for the New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA), the physician network affiliated with Tufts Medical Center, he oversees staff responsible for implementing network-wide quality improvement and care management programs for almost 1,600 physicians, many of who are in small or solo practices.  Hehas studied and written about telehealth, advance care planning, and care of older adults.  He is a Member of the Board of the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP), and is former co-chairof the steering committee of the Massachusetts Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative, a pilot with 46 practices across the state working to achieve practice transformation.Prior to joining NEQCA he was Deputy Medical Director for Evercare of New England, a division of United Health Group that focuses on providing care for Medicare beneficiaries living in nursing homes and the community, and before that was clinical director of the VA New England Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), and was Associate Chief for Program Development in the Division of Aging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  He trained in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, and did his geriatrics fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and attends on the Geriatrics and General Medicine service at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.He has degrees in law and medicine from the University of Illinois.