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Arnold Milstein, MD

Arnold Milstein, MDDirector Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Medical Director, Pacific Business Group on Health

Arnold Milstein, MD is the medical director of the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) and directs the Clinical Excellence Research Center at Stanford.

His work and publications focus on private and public sector health care purchasing strategy, clinical performance measurement and the psychology of clinical performance improvement.

Milstein co-founded both the Leapfrog Group and the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project. He also heads performance measurement activities for both initiatives and is a MedPAC Commissioner. The New England Journal of Medicine’s series on employer- sponsored health insurance described him as a pioneer in efforts to advance quality of care. In 2005, he was selected for the highest annual award of the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), which cited his nationally distinguished innovation, results in health care cost reduction and quality gains. In 2006, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.