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Leadership Profiles

PCPI Chair and Vice Chair Announced

Frank Opelka, MD, FACS Richard Hellman, MD, FACP, FACE
Dr. Opelka Dr. Hellman

The PCPI has named Frank Opelka, MD, as the Chair and Richard Hellman, MD, as the Vice Chair. Drs. Opelka and Hellman will lead the expansion of the PCPI's current role in performance measurement by improving access to data and quality improvement support to ultimately improve the quality of care for our nation's patients. Read more.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee supports the work of the AMA-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® (PCPI®) and assists in the fulfillment of its mission and goals. The committee advises the PCPI Chair, Vice Chair and the American Medical Association (AMA) regarding PCPI membership, meeting content, future topics of and prioritization for measure(s) development and maintenance, recommendations on testing, implementation and use of PCPI measures, and budgetary needs and funding.

The Executive Committee oversees PCPI subcommittees, advisory committees and work groups. Committee members also represent the PCPI at health care quality improvement and patient safety venues. Executive Committee members have demonstrated experience in evidence-based clinical practice guideline and/or performance measures development, involvement in quality improvement initiatives and/or demonstrated leadership ability.

2013 Executive Committee Members

Frank G. Opelka, MD, Chair

Richard Hellman, MD, Vice Chair

Quality Improvement Advisory Committee Chair
Keith Mandel, MD

Measure Advisory Committee Chair
Joseph Drozda, MD

American Academy of Pediatrics
Ramesh C. Sachdeva, MD, PhD, DBA, JD

American Board of Medical Specialties
Tom Granatir (Liaison)

American College of Cardiology
Robert O. Bonow, MC, MACC

American College of Chest Physicians
Mark L. Metersky, MD

American Optometric Association
Timothy Petito, OD, FAAO, DNAP

American College of Emergency Physicians
Bruce S. Auerbach, MD

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Barbara S. Levy, MD, PS

American College of Physicians
William E. Golden, MD, MACP

American College of Surgeons
TBD

American Geriatrics Society
Adrienne Mims, MD

American Psychiatric Association
John S. McIntyre, MD

American Medical Association
Andrew W. Gurman, MD
Carl Sirio, MD

Council of Medical Specialty Societies
David R. Nielsen, MD

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
David M. Shahian, MD

Wisconsin State Medical Society
Jay A. Gold, MD, JD

Methodologist
R. Adams Dudley, MD, MBA
University of California - San Francisco

Methodologist
Martha Radford, MD
RAND Corporation

Public Member
Joachim Roski, PhD, MPH