Paul Batalden M.D.

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Community and Family Medicine and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and Guest Professor of Quality Improvement and Leadership at JÃnkÃping University in Sweden. He is an active member of the Dartmouth/Karolinska/Cincinnati Childrens™ Hospital and Medical Center design team for the new Cystic Fibrosis care model; the Hennepin County Medical Center Congestive Heart Failure Services Improvement team; the RWJF sponsored international comparison of social support for chronic illness and Co-director of the CHA-Gold Innovation Fellowship program at Cambridge Health Alliance, Boston, MA. He teaches about the leadership of improvement of health care quality, safety and value at Dartmouth, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the JÃnkÃping Academy for the Improvement of Health and Welfare in Sweden.

He chairs the Improvement Science Development Group of The Health Foundation in London and the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Advisory Committee at Dartmouth. He is a member of the Board of Advisors, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine; the National Advisory Board, Active Aging Research Center, University of Wisconsin; External Advisory Council, and the Anderson Center, Cincinnati Childrens™ Hospital and Medical Center.

Previously he founded, created or helped develop the IHI, the U.S. VA National Quality Scholars program, the IHI Health Professions Educational Collaborative, the General Competencies of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the Center for Leadership and Improvement at Dartmouth, the Dartmouth Hitchcock Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency, the annual Health Professional Educators™ Summer Symposium (aka Summer Camp) at Dartmouth, the SQUIRE publication guidelines for the improvement of health care, the Improvement Science Fellowship Program of The Health Foundation in the UK and the VinnvÃ¥rd Improvement Science Fellowships in Sweden. He is a member of the Minnesota Academy of Medicine and the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He is currently interested in the multiple knowledge systems and disciplines that inform the improvement of the value of the contribution that health care makes to health and the capabilities required for the co-production of good health care.