Lee A. Fleisher, MD
Professor Emeritus and Former Chair of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Current position: Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and
Quality Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Lee A. Fleisher, MD, was named the Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in July 2020. In this capacity, he is responsible for executing all national clinical, quality, and safety standards for healthcare facilities and providers, as well as establishing coverage determinations for items and services that improve health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries. He was formerly the Chair and currently Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
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 195+ 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 was Treasurer of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Finance Committee of the National Quality Forum. In 2007, he was elected to membership of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences and served on Committees of the NAM.