Paul McGann, Innovations in Healthcare Quality Improvement

Paul McGann, MD., will present his keynote on day four of Summer Institute: Innovations in Healthcare Quality Improvement: Opportunities Across the Lifespan.

Dr. Paul McGann is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Quality Improvement at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), located in the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality in the Quality Improvement and Innovation Group. Dr. McGann also serves as the Co-Director of CMS Partnership for Patients (PfP), and Co-Director of the Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPI). In 2002, he joined the full-time staff of CMS and in July 2007 was promoted to Deputy CMO.

He has contributed to the ongoing re-design of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network Program, identification and reduction of health care disparities, and introduction of the principles of geriatric medicine into numerous CMS programs, including the development of two entirely new divisions within CCSQ. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He graduated from the McGill Faculty of Medicine in Montreal and completed both internal medicine and geriatric medicine training in Canada, where he practiced geriatric medicine for 14 years.

Dr. McGann received the prestigious Nascher-Manning Award from the American Geriatrics Society and the CMS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.