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Richard Dent graduated from Cornell University with a degree in chemical engineering. He was with Procter & Gamble for 5 years and also studied at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dent participated in Case Western Reserve for internal medicine, had a University of Rochester cardiology fellowship and practiced internal medicine for 25 years. He was the Chairman of the Rochester Community Independent Practice, an 1800 member group contracting with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Senior VP and chief medical officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield (Excellus). Member Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Technology Evaluation Committee -new tech evaluations for member BCBS companies, and others. Dent has been an active member of key due diligence teams for ASAP.