Senior Medical Director
Dr. Stuart L. Lustig came to Cigna in 2011 and is the Senior Medical Director for Behavioral Health. He engages with clients, provider groups, and other stakeholders about Cigna’s behavioral health care business. He also manages a team that manages escalated grievances of importance to Cigna clients. A board certified child psychiatrist, he previously served as Lead Medical Director for Child and Adolescent Care for Cigna’s Behavioral Health. Members of Dr. Lustig’s team received Cigna’s prestigious Quarterly Champion Award for disseminating health services research via peer reviewed journal publications and presentations at conferences.
Dr. Lustig previously served as Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. For two decades, Dr. Lustig has worked with numerous human rights organizations and, due to numerous published articles in professional journals, is a nationally recognized expert on psychological trauma among refugees and political asylum seekers. He has provided consultations to numerous school systems in the San Francisco and Boston areas. He is the editor of the textbook, Advocacy Strategies for Health and Mental Health Professionals: From Patients to Policies. Dr. Lustig received his Doctorate of Medicine from Rush Medical College and completed his psychiatric training at Stanford and Harvard hospitals. He also has a Master in Public Health from the University of Illinois School of Public Health.