Dr. Debra Esser

Debra Esser

Chief Medical Officer

Chief Medical Officer

Debra Esser, MD is vice president, medical policy and quality medical director. She is a member of the BCBSNE leadership team with responsibility for medical policy and medical review, as well as strategic oversight of quality management programs.

Previously, Dr. Esser served as chief medical officer for Aetna Better Health of Nebraska. Prior to that, she held leadership positions at Coventry Health Care Nebraska/Iowa, Omaha Physician’s Clinic and Methodist Hospital and United Healthcare Nebraska/Iowa.

Dr. Esser is actively involved in community service and currently serves as president of the Metro Omaha Medical Society, in addition to being a member of Live Well Omaha and Hope Medical boards. She is also on Senator Gloor’s Patient Centered Medical Home steering committee.

Dr. Esser completed medical school at the University of Nebraska at Omaha/Lincoln and her family practice residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She earned a master’s degree in medical management from Tulane University.

Debra Esser

Chief Medical Officer