Christine Cassel, MD, is President and CEO of the National Quality Forum and serves on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Previously, she was President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and ABIM Foundation, President of the American Federation for Aging Research and the American College of Physicians. She also formerly served as Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs at Oregon Health & Science University, Chair of the Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Chief of General Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago. As an elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), she has served on the IOM’s Comparative Effectiveness Research Committee, helping co-author influential reports such as “To Err is Human” and “Crossing the Quality Chasm.” Among her many professional associations, Dr. Cassel currently sits on the board of directors of the Greenwall Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Premier Inc and other organizations with quality health care agendas. She is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards of distinction, including honorary Fellowship in the Royal College of Medicine of England and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as Mastership in the American College of Physicians. Cassel received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, and her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
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