President and Chief Executive Officer
Greenhouse Internists, PC
345 E. Mt. Airy Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Richard Baron, MD, practices general internal medicine at Greenhouse Internists, PC, a six-physician practice, located in the Philadelphia area, which has been a pioneer in the comprehensive adoption of electronic health records in the small practice environment. Greenhouse Internists is participating in a Patient-Centered Medical Home pilot in Southeastern Pennsylvania; the practice achieved Level 3 medical home recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Dr. Baron served as chief medical officer of Health Partners, a not-for-profit Medicaid HMO set up by four teaching hospitals in Philadelphia, from 1988 to 1996. He was the architect of the Best Clinical and Administrative Practices program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Center for Health Care Strategies, working with medical leadership of Medicaid health plans around the country in learning collaboratives to improve the quality of care for their members. This program reached plans serving more than half of the Medicaid managed care population in the United States.
Dr. Baron is board-certified in geriatric medicine and, while his certification in internal medicine is valid indefinitely, he has voluntarily renewed the certification twice. He is past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM’s) Board of Directors and is currently a trustee of the ABIM Foundation. Additionally, he has been a member of the NCQA Standards Committee since 2005. He was named to the Board of the National Quality Forum in November 2009 and serves on its Health Information Technology Advisory Committee. Dr. Baron was awarded the Pennsylvania Laureate Award and was named a Master of the American College of Physicians in 2010. He also received the Practitioner of the Year Award from the Philadelphia County Medical Society in 2010.
Dr. Baron received an undergraduate degree from Harvard and his medical degree from Yale. He did house staff training at New York University-Bellevue and served a three-year obligation in the National Health Service Corps in rural Tennessee.