Professor Lee Fleisher

Lee A. Fleisher, MD

  • Robert D. Dripps Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
  • Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Lee A. Fleisher, MD, is the Robert D. Dripps Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical
Care and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
He received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, from
which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. His research focuses on
perioperative cardiovascular risk assessment and reduction, measurement of quality of care,
decision making, implementation of cultural change and health policy. He has received
numerous federal, industry and foundation grants related to these subjects and has published
175+ original articles, over 200 editorials, reviews and book chapters, and 9 books and
collaborates with anthropologists, sociologists, as well as faculty from law, business and nursing.

He is Treasurer of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Finance Committee of the National
Quality Forum. He is a member of the Care Transformation Forum (CTF) of the Health Care
Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) He is also an Affiliated Faculty of the Quattrone
Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
and a Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. In 2007, he was elected
to membership of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) of the
National Academy of Sciences and serves on Committees of the NAM.