Clinical Excellence Research Center
366 Galvez Street, #334
Stanford, CA 94305
Asst: Heather Cushnie
Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH, is a professor of medicine at Stanford University, and he directs the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center. The Center is a collaboration of the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Business to design and demonstrate in multi-state locations innovative health care delivery models that safely lower per capita health care spending while improving patients' health and experience of their care.
Before joining Stanford's faculty, his career of applied research spanned private and public sector health care delivery and policy. After creating a health care performance improvement firm that he expanded globally following its acquisition by Mercer, he co-founded two nationally influential public benefit initiatives, the Leapfrog Group in 1998 and the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project in 2001. He was appointed to a six-year term as a commissioner for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), originating several subsequently enacted legislative changes. Since its inception, he has served as the medical director of the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), the largest employer-led regional health care improvement coalition in the United States.
Citing his national impact on innovation in health care policy and delivery methods, both the National Business Group on Health and of the American College of Medical Quality selected Dr. Milstein for their highest annual award. Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, he chaired the planning committee of its series on best methods to lower per capita health care spending and improve clinical outcomes. He was educated at Harvard University (BA degree, economics), Tufts University (MD degree), and University of California, Berkeley (MPH, health care evaluation).