Carl A. Sirio, MD
Carl A. Sirio, MD, a board-certified internist and critical care physician, was elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees (BOT) in June 2010. Prior to his election to the AMA-BOT, Dr. Sirio served in the AMA House of Delegates as a delegate from Pennsylvania.
Dr. Sirio has a long history of service to the profession. He served eight years on the AMA Council on Medical Education, including serving as chair. He helped establish and chaired the AMA Initiative to Transform Medical Education, a foundation of current AMA strategic efforts in medical education. In addition, he has also represented the AMA to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education where he was in part responsible for both the new standards related to building greater diversity in medicine and to understanding the impact the learning environment has on students as they prepare for careers as physicians. Prior to this, he served on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee, which is responsible for policy and accreditation of all graduate medical education programs in internal medicine and its subspecialties.
Dr. Sirio has broad interests that include the organization and delivery of health care services, medical education, patient safety, quality of care, evaluation of clinical performance, process improvement, and health care management and financing. Capitalizing on these interests, he serves on the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® Executive Committee, helping to drive the development of evidenced-based measures for use by doctors in their efforts to improve clinical care.
Dr. Sirio is a co-founder of the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative, a nationally recognized multi-stakeholder collaborative designed to improve care over a large geographic area. He was the recipient of several large grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, equaling more than $6.5 million in total, for work designed to foster meaningful improvement in the care of patients. In addition, he has worked with the National Quality Forum (NQF), the National Institute of Medicine and the U.S. Pharmacopoeia, among others, in his efforts related to patient care quality and safety. He now serves as a commissioner on The Joint Commission. He was recently appointed to the Measures Applications Partnership of the NQF.
Dr. Sirio spent 17 years at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he rose to full professor. He is now professor of medicine at the University of Toledo, where he also serves as vice president for medical affairs and associate dean for clinical affairs.
Completing his undergraduate and medical school training at Columbia University and Rutgers Medical School (now the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine), Dr. Sirio received postgraduate medical training at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Pennsylvania State University, the National Institutes of Health and George Washington University.
Dr. Sirio is married to Mary Beth Sirio, RN, MBA, and has four children—Alex, Nicholas, James and Alessandra, ranging in age from 2 to 21 years.