Arnold Milstein

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Life Course Research Group Leader, Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Excellence Research Center
Stanford University
Dr. Milstein is a Professor of Medicine and directs Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center. The Center designs and demonstrates in diverse locations scalable health care delivery innovations that provide more with less. Before joining Stanford's faculty, his career of applied research spanned private and public sector healthcare delivery and policy. After creating a healthcare performance improvement firm that he expanded globally following its acquisition by Mercer, he co-founded two nationally influential public benefit initiatives, the Leapfrog Group in 1998 and the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project (now the Consumer-Purchaser Alliance) in 2001. He was appointed to a six year term as a Congressional MedPAC Commissioner, originating several subsequently enacted legislative changes. Since its inception, he has served as the Medical Director of the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), the largest employer-led regional healthcare improvement coalition in the U.S. Citing his national impact on innovation in health care policy and delivery methods, he was selected for the highest annual award of both the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) and of the American College of Medical Quality. Elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences, he chaired the planning committee of its series on best methods to lower per capita health care spending and improve clinical outcomes. He was educated at Harvard (BA–Economics), Tufts (MD) and UC Berkeley (MPH Healthcare Evaluation).

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