Paul Wallace, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Director, Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research
Dr. Paul Wallace has practiced as a physician, administrator and researcher, which has allowed him to see much of what is featured in health care reform play out. Most recently, Wallace worked as executive support for the Multi-Payer Claims Database project with Health and Human Services/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). The Lewin Group’s Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research, in partnership with lead contractor Optum, was tasked to build and operate a national multi-payer claims database to support comparative effectiveness research. They are using de-identified Medicare, Medicaid, and private payer claims data, as well as other data sources to provide this support. Additionally, it is planned in the near future to make this database available to researchers who seek to improve the public’s health through better care and treatment.
- Wallace received his MD from the College of Medicine at University of Iowa, and his BA in Chemistry from Drake University. His postgraduate medical training includes an Internal Medicine Residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and the University of Rochester plus a Hematology and Cancer Research Fellowship at the University of Rochester.
- He has also been a Fellow in the Executive Leadership Program, American Association of Health Plans, as well as the Advanced Leadership Program, Executive Education at Kana-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina.
- He has served on several Institute of Medicine Committees and has been on boards and advisory committees for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the Care Continuum Alliance, AcademyHealth, and the eHealth Initiative.