Medical Director Joins Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania


Northeastern, PA – Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) recently added local physician Quentin Thomas Novinger, MD, F.A.A.P., to its staff as Senior Medical Director, Utilization Management.

Dr. Novinger has more than 25 years of experience as a Medical Director in the areas of Medical Informatics and Utilization Management.  He most recently held the position of Medical Director, Health Services & Medical Informatics with Geisinger Health Plan.

In his new role, Dr. Novinger will lead BCNEPA’s efforts in care cost management and will provide clinical guidance within the organization.

Dr. Novinger is a graduate of Bucknell University, Jefferson Medical College and holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics, and as a practicing pediatrician, advocates for abused and neglected children.

Dr. Novinger joins John J. Viteritti, D.O.; Brian J. Marien, M.D., R.V.T., F.A.C.S.; James L. Sundheim, M.D., F.A.C.R.; Jeffery Kile, M.D., M.H.A., F.A.A.P. and Neil Lesitsky, M.D. on BCNEPA’s staff of Medical Directors under the leadership of Nina M. Taggart, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Clinical Operations.