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Paul Grundy, MD

Dr. Paul Grundy is one of only 38 IBMers, and the only physician, selected into IBM’s senior industry leadership forum known as the IBM Industry Academy. Though he was born in Rhode Island, Paul’s first language was Creole, which he learned growing up in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Founded with the help of his Quaker ancestors, Freetown was the home, for a time, of Paul’s parents and grandparents. Dr. Grundy’s advocacy on behalf of the medical home concept—including his leadership as president of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative—has helped medical homes spread and improve quality nationwide.

Paul is a Director; Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and a member of the Institute of Medicine, Dr. Grundy is the president of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative and is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Grundy graduated as a valedictorian from the Southern California College, he earned an M.D. from the University of California San Francisco Medical School and a Masters of Public Health from the University of California Berkeley. An active social entrepreneur and speaker on global healthcare transformation, Dr. Grundy now concentrates his efforts on driving comprehensive, linked and integrated healthcare. His work has been covered by the New York Times, Business Week, Health Affairs, The Economist, The New England Journal of Medicine, and other newspapers, radio and television stations across the country. Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Grundy worked as a senior diplomat in the U.S. State Department supporting the intersection of health and diplomacy. He was also the medical director for the International SOS, the world’s largest medical assistance company and for Adventist Health Systems, the second-largest not-for-profit medical system in the world.

Dr. Grundy has won numerous awards he received the once a decade Edward Schauer Health Policy award in June of 2012, in March of 2012 the NCQA award. The NCQOA presents Health Quality Awards to individuals and organizations that highlight the need for—and drive—health care improvement. NCQA honors Dr. Grundy as an early and enthusiastic champion of one of health care’s most important innovations, the patient-centered medical home. He was made an honorary member of the American Academy of Family three Department of State Superior Honor Awards and four Department of State Meritorious Service Awards. While in the U.S. Air Force, Paul received the Defense Superior Service Award and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

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