Norman Chenven, MD

"Our mission continues to be providing access to quality affordable health care in every community in the greater Austin area."

Company & Professional Background

Norman H. Chenven, MD, is the Founding CEO of Austin Regional Clinic (ARC), a 340-physician multispecialty medical group that serves the greater Austin, metropolitan area with 28 clinic locations. ARC provides care to approximately 525,000 Central Texans in 12 cities.

He is also President and CEO of Covenant Management Systems (CMS), an Austin-based third party administrator and medical management organization that provides technical support and services to governmental and employer-based health plans. In addition, he is President of Austin Regional Independent Associates (ARIA), a local independent practice association that develops and provides physician networks for partially self-insured ERISA plans.


Dr. Chenven received his undergraduate degree in physics from Brown University, medical degree from the State University of New York Medical Science Center in Brooklyn, and post-graduate training at Bexar County Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.


  • 2017 AAFP Congress of Delegates Award
  • Travis County Medical Society (TCMS) 2016 Physician of the Year
  • Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) 2016 Physician Emeritus
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce 2013 Executive Leadership Award

Professional Membership

Dr. Chenven is involved with the local medical community and holds positions at the national level as well including:

  • Board Member, American Medical Group Association
  • Vice Chairman, Austin Healthcare Council
  • Member of the Travis County Medical Society
  • Member of Texas Medical Association
  • Member of Texas and American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Member of American Medical Association

Community Leadership & Volunteering

Dr. Chenven is a Family Practitioner who spent two years in the U.S. Indian Health Service on the western Navajo Reservation before moving to Austin in 1973 to begin his medical practice. His board and committee participation, and honors include:

  • Texas Medical Association's Select Committee on Patient Safety
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas' Physician Advisory Council
  • United Healthcare's National Physician Advisory Council
  • The Group Practice Advisory Committee to American Medical Association Board of Trustees
  • CIGNA's National Physician Advisory Committee
  • The Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP)
  • American Medical Group Associates (AMGA) Board

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