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February 16, 2017
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Head of Aetna Foundation Approaches Health Care as a Social Problem

Photo by Markas Korotkovas

Garth Graham headed the federal government's Office of Minority Health before becoming president of the Aetna Foundation in 2013. The cardiologist said the move brought home for him the importance of treating health-care issues at the local level.

Early in his career as a cardiologist, Garth Graham treated a patient with acute cardiovascular disease whose case helped drive home the point that good health starts well beyond the four walls of an examination room.

Dr. Graham, 42, is now putting...

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