Gateway Health Welcomes New Medical Director

Feb 02, 2016, 13:00 ET from Gateway Health

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gateway Health is pleased to welcome notable physician Anita Edwards, M.D., M.B.A., as Medical Director at the health plan

Dr. Edwards is well known in the Pittsburgh medical community. In fall 2015, she was nominated as finalist for a Jefferson Award for excellence in health care volunteerism, which she will officially receive this May at the Jefferson Awards Gala. Dr. Edwards embraces diversity and inclusion initiatives as a mentor to the Gateway Medical Society's Journey to Medicine Program for young African American medical students. In 2014, Dr. Edwards was named Physician of the Year for Gateway Medical Society, which is a component of the National Medical Association to eliminate ethnic and racial disparities in all facets of healthcare in southwestern, Pennsylvania. Dr. Edwards has been past president of the Gateway Medical Society and remains very active as the current Program Chairman, with emphasis on community symposium and mentorship for African American males to go to college, and hopefully medical school. Dr. Edwards is also a member of the National Medical Association House of Delegates.

"Gateway Health benefits greatly from Dr. Anita Edwards with her abundant skills and talents, as part of our medical director team, says Michael A. Madden, M.D., vice president and Chief Medical Officer, Gateway Health. In addition to her medical experience and business acumen, Dr. Edwards was promoting diversity and inclusion among health care providers long before it became a trend. She will be instrumental in helping us continue to embrace quality and best outcomes for our members."

Dr. Edwards is board certified in Internal Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Pittsburgh, and received her medical degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C.  She then completed her medical school training with a residency in internal medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. 

Dr. Edwards is also skilled in executive administration and has a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee with a focus on Six Sigma processes. She spent many years in private practice with Century III Medical Associates, a Gateway Health provider located in the South Hills. She was an active member of the Jefferson Regional medical staff where she chaired the Internal Medicine Department.

About Gateway Health 
Gateway Health is a nationally ranked managed care organization that focuses on providing the best possible healthcare to a growing number of Medicaid and Medicare Advantage consumers. Gateway Health serves the needs of at risk and vulnerable citizens including those facing chronic diseases and those who are Medicare eligible and low-income. The organization provides Medicaid services in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia and Medicare coverage in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio and North Carolina. Gateway members have benefitted from services such as disease management, health and wellness programs and preventive care.  "A Better Way" is more than a tagline, but what Gateway wants for its members, providers, communities and partners. To learn more about Gateway Health, visit us online at

SOURCE Gateway Health