Dr. David W. Baker Accepts Leadership Role with Joint Commission

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Dr. David W. Baker Accepts Leadership Role with Joint Commission

David Baker, MD, MPH, Michael A. Gertz Professor of Medicine and chief of the division of Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, has been appointed executive vice-president at the Joint Commission, overseeing the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation.

Dr. Baker, who will maintain an appointment with Feinberg as an adjunct professor after he joins the commission, has dedicated his career to improving population health, focusing primarily on understanding disparities in healthcare delivery and quality of care for chronic medical conditions. He joined Feinberg in 2002 to lead the division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and has since served as deputy director of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM), a professor in the Center for Healthcare Studies and Medical Social Sciences and a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.