Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and Director of the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center. As Director, he leads initiatives to design and test new health care delivery models that both lower per capital health care spending and improve clinical outcomes. In addition, he serves as the Medical Director of the Pacific Business Group on Health, the largest regional health care improvement coalition in the US, guides employer-sponsored clinically-based innovation development for Mercer Health and Benefits, and chairs the Steering Committee that directs the largest US physician pay-for-performance program, operated by the Integrated Healthcare Association. Previously, Milstein co-founded Leapfrog Group, and Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project, and served as a Congressionally-appointed MedPAC Commissioner. As an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, he chaired the planning committee of its examination of best methods to lower per capita health care spending and improve clinical outcomes.
He is a recipient of the National Business Group of Health’s (NBGH) and American College of Medical Quality’s highest annual award for his distinguished innovation in health care cost reduction and quality gains. Milstein received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, his medical degree from Tufts University, and his master’s degree in public health from UC Berkeley.