PACE Care Team

InnovAge Colorado PACE - Thornton

Louis Capponi, MD

Center Medical Director
Louis Capponi, MD - InnovAge Colorado PACE Thornton Center Medical Director

Practicing medicine at InnovAge brings together my passion for team-based primary care, significant experience working with at-risk populations, and a firm belief that considering value is essential for healthcare delivery.  

Dr. Lou Capponi is a General Internist and Center Medical Director at InnovAge. At InnovAge, Lou brings his knowledge of healthcare operations to impact value-based care delivery for at-risk older adults. He has a long career in clinical and IT leadership positions in large and diverse provider organizations across the United States. He was the assistant Vice President for Clinical Information Systems for New York City’s municipal hospital system for ten years. There he implemented population-health programs including patient registries, designed clinical decision support applications, created data warehouses for monitoring quality and outcomes, and executed a system-wide acquisition to replace legacy EMRs. At the Cleveland Clinic, he continued to focus on innovative care models, while also promoting increased usability and safety. At SCL Health, a system with eight hospitals in Colorado and Montana, he built a 70-person informatics team focused on system usability, clinical decision support, and advanced prediction capability. Prior to his work in informatics, Capponi served as a medical director for a 150-provider practice and a 210-bed skilled nursing facility. In 2020 he founded WestironGroup, a consulting firm focused on helping healthcare companies transfer value to patients.

Capponi received his undergraduate and medical education at New York University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics, a fellow in the American College of Physicians, and has held faculty positions at NYU School of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. 

In his leisure time Capponi likes to work out with his local U.S. Masters Swim Team, nurture inhabitants of his reef aquarium, and relax with family and friends.