Stephen C. Schoenbaum, MD, MPH

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Dr. Stephen Schoenbaum is executive vice president for programs at The Commonwealth Fund and executive director of its Commission on a High Performance Health System. The Fund is a national foundation based in New York City that is devoted to improving coverage and access to health care and quality of care through its support of health services research and health policy analysis.


From 1993-1999, Dr. Schoenbaum was the medical director and then president of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England, a mixed model HMO delivery system in Providence, Rhode Island. From 1981–1993, he was deputy medical director at Harvard Community Health Plan in the Boston area, where his roles included developing specialty services, disease management programs, clinical guidelines, and enhancing the Plan’s computerized clinical information systems. Nationally, he also played a significant role in the development of HEDIS. He is currently a lecturer in the department of ambulatory care and prevention at Harvard Medical School, a department he helped to found, and the author of over 125 medical publications.


Dr. Schoenbaum is a board member of the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics, the American College of Physician Executives, and the Picker Institute. He is also a longstanding member of the International Advisory Committee to the Joyce and Irving Goldman Medical School, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel, an honorary member of the British Association of Medical Managers, and an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.


For more information about Dr. Schoenbaum and The Commonwealth Fund, please visit their website.

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