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Christine Cassel, CHR member

Member Chris CasselChristine K. Cassel, MD is the Planning Dean of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. Previously, she was the President and CEO of the National Quality Forum. She is a leading national expert in geriatric medicine, medical ethics, health policy and quality of care.  Dr. Cassel is one of 20 scientists chosen by President Obama to serve on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), which advises the President on science, technology, and innovation relevant to responsible and effective policy.  Among her many professional achievements and honors, Dr. Cassel is a member of the Institute of Medicine, was President of the American College of Physicians, Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine; President of the American Federation for Aging Research; and was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Director at the National Institutes of Health. She has served on the boards of directors of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Premier Inc., and the Greenwall Foundation.