Paul Wallace, MD
Senior Vice President and Director, Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research
Paul J. Wallace, M.D., is a board certified physician in internal medicine and hematology, and a renowned lecturer on topics relating to CER, including evidence based medicine practice and policy; performance improvement and measurement; clinical practice guideline development; population-based care and disease management; new technology assessment; and comparative assessment. He is involved in thought leadership at the national level, including his roles on advisory committees at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), where he serves as a member of the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; the Committee for Systematic Reviews of Clinical Effectiveness Research; and Coordinating Committee for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines. He also sits on the board of directors for AcademyHealth and for the Society for Participatory Medicine, and is on the steering committee for the Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care at the Veterans Administration in Chicago.
Dr. Wallace previously served on the National Advisory Committee for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Medical Coverage Advisory Committee, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Committee on Performance Measurement for the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA). Most recently he was medical director for health and productivity management programs at Kaiser Permanente’s national Permanente Federation. He had served as a physician and administrator with Kaiser for more than 20 years. Prior to his work at Kaiser, he taught clinical and basic sciences and investigated bone marrow function as a faculty member at the Oregon Health Sciences University.
He is a graduate of the University of Iowa School of Medicine and completed further training in Internal Medicine and Hematology at Strong Memorial Hospital and the University of Rochester.