Melani is the President of Keystone Health Plan West
and the Executive Vice President, Strategic Business
Development for Highmark Inc.. In 1989, Dr. Melani
served as the Medical Director in the Medical Affairs
Department of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western Pennsylvania.
Before joining Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania,
a predecessor to Highmark, he was Chairman, President,
and Chief Executive Officer of West Penn Cares, Inc.
Dr. Melani owned a private practice in Internal Medicine,
which he developed into a multi-location, multi-specialty
group practice. Dr. Melani is a member of the Allegheny
County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society,
and the American Medical Association. His other affiliations
include the American Society of Internal Medicine,
Pennsylvania Society of Internal Medicine, and the
American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Melani
also serves as the Chairman of the Blue Cross Blue
Shield National Medical Management Council.