Canopy Health and UCSF Health Announce Deep Collaboration on Bay Area Access and Affordability


Timothy Judson, MD MPH Appointed Chief Clinical and Innovation Officer at Canopy Health

Emeryville, CA – April 15, 2024:  Canopy Health and UCSF Health are excited to announce a strategic collaboration in which UCSF will bring deep population health and data analytics expertise to Canopy’s daily operations.  Effective April 15, 2024, Timothy Judson MD MPH, UCSF’s Medical Director of Care Delivery Transformation, will join Canopy Health as the organization’s first Chief Clinical and Innovation Officer.  Dr. Judson will leverage a small team of UCSF experts to drive best-in-class care delivery for Canopy’s 40,000 HMO members.

The combined challenge of high patient demand for quality healthcare and limited physician access requires innovative models of care.  Under Dr. Judson’s leadership, Canopy will be pioneering the appropriate use of home-based care in an HMO setting so that patients and their families receive the right care with the least disruption to their lives.

“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to bring insights from my work at UCSF into the community setting.  Canopy Health is uniquely positioned to improve access to innovative and impactful care,” stated Dr. Judson, who will serve as a resource to the six leading medical groups serving Canopy Health patients including Hill Physicians, John Muir Medical Group, Providence Medical Group, Santa Clara County IPA, Meritage, and the Dignity Medical Group.

“Canopy welcomes this strong collaboration with the world-class experts at UCSF,” stated Ken Wood, Canopy’s CEO.  “Canopy is committed to assuring that our members get the right care, at the right time, and in the right place,” stated Wood.

Dr. Judson is a recognized leader in population health and virtual care, and will continue to serve as a hospitalist, urgent care physician and medical director at UCSF. By working in both the academic and community settings, he will be well-positioned to bring innovative care models and best practices to Canopy Health patients.

Canopy’s 40,000 patients range from newborns to centenarians – all deserving of access to high-quality, personalized care. Canopy’s embrace of predictive analytics means that patients with emerging needs can be identified and scheduled for timely care, including both virtual and face-to-face visits.


About Canopy Health

Canopy Health is a physician and hospital owned medical alliance that delivers a refreshing approach to healthcare by providing affordable care from a network of exceptional physicians, hospitals, and providers. Incorporated in March 2015 as an affiliation between UCSF Health and John Muir Health, including ownership and leadership by Hill Physicians Medical Group and John Muir Medical Group, Canopy Health developed a unique mission to provide a top-quality continuum of care across the Bay Area through strong alliances with primary care providers, top-tier academic medical facilities, community hospitals, and medical groups. Every day we work to improve access, affordability, quality, and member experience. Canopy Health includes over 5500 physicians and 30 participating hospitals across ten Bay Area counties.

About UCSF Health

UCSF Health is recognized worldwide for its innovative patient care, reflecting the latest medical knowledge, advanced technologies, and pioneering research. It includes the flagship UCSF Medical Center, which is a top-ranked hospital, as well as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland; Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics; UCSF Benioff Children’s Physicians; and the UCSF Faculty Practice. These hospitals serve as the academic medical system of the University of California, San Francisco, which is world-renowned for its graduate-level health sciences education and biomedical research. UCSF Health has affiliations with hospitals and health organizations throughout the Bay Area. Visit Follow UCSF Health on Facebook or on Twitter.