Lee A. Fleisher, MD
Lee A. Fleisher, MD, is the Robert D. Dripps Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine from which he received the 2016 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His research focuses on perioperative cardiovascular risk assessment and reduction, measurement of quality of care, decision making, implementation of cultural change and health policy. He has received numerous federal, industry and foundation grants and has published 163+ original articles, over 200 editorials, reviews and book chapters, and 9 books and collaborates with anthropologists, sociologists, as well as faculty from law, business and nursing.
He is co-chair of the Surgery Standing Committee, former member of the Measures Application Partnership Hospital Workgroup and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum. He is a member of the Care Transformation Forum (CTF) of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN). He is the current Chair of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Technical Expert Panel of the Leapfrog Group and a member of the Medical Advisory Panel for the Technology Evaluation Center of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association and the Task Force on Practice Guidelines for the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association. In 2007, he was elected to membership of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences and serves on Committees of the NAM.