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Richard Baron

Richard J Baron MD

President and CEO, American Board of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Baron, board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics, is President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation.  He is a former Chair of ABIM’s Board of Directors.

Before taking over leadership at ABIM, Dr. Baron served as Group Director of Seamless Care Models at the CMS Innovation Center, where he led efforts related to Accountable Care Organizations and Primary Care. Prior to his CMS appointment, Dr. Baron practiced general internal medicine and geriatrics at Greenhouse Internists, P.C, a market risk community based primary care practice. Dr. Baron served on the Board of the National Quality Forum as well as on the Standards Committee of NCQA.

While in active practice, 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.

Dr. Baron is a Co-Chair the Public Health – Health Care Collaboration Workgroup (PHHCC) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a member of the Commonwealth Fund advisory group on Health Care Delivery System Reform.

Dr. Baron received an English degree from Harvard and his medical degree from Yale. He completed house staff training at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center and served a three-year obligation in the National Health Service Corps in rural Tennessee.