Julie Daftari, MD, is a family physician and serves as the Market Medical Director for UnitedHealthcare of Indiana and Kentucky. In her current role, Dr. Daftari is responsible for market-based clinical leadership and execution of healthcare affordability initiatives and clinical quality activities. Through collaboration with external partners, she provides direction for the development and implementation of population health programs and directly assists in the administration of 9 commercial and Medicare accountable care organizations. Before joining UnitedHealthcare in 2015, Dr. Daftari held the position of Medical Director of Utilization Management for Health Care Excel, providing consulting services and clinical oversight for multiple payment integrity projects. She also spent several years with Optum as a Physician Advisor, assisting hospital systems to deliver appropriate level-of-care determinations. Dr. Daftari is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and holds active licenses in both Indiana and Kentucky. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Greater Louisville Medical Society, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Medical Society. She received her medical degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City and family practice training through Indiana University. She has over a decade of private practice experience prior to becoming a physician executive.