Paul Grundy

Dr. Grundy, known as the "Godfather of the Patient-Centered Medical Home," has spent four decades focused on population health that is built on a platform of a healing relationship of trust in primary care.

He is the recipient of the Barbara Starfield Patient-Centered Primary Care Award, the NCQA Quality Award, the Sappington Award, and The Second Order of the Panda from the Governor of Sichuan for his work in primary care transformation.

Paul spent over 17 years as an executive at IBM, where he was Chief Medical Officer and Global Director, Healthcare Transformation, IBM HCLS Industry and a member of the IBM Industry Academy prior to his retirement from IBM in 2018.

He is a Healthcare Ambassador for the nation of Denmark, one of seven people given the Honorary Life Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the only American awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership in the Irish National Association of General Practice and the National Association of Primary Care in the United Kingdom.    

He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine, and the University of Utah Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.

He is a member of National Academy of Science’s National Academy of Medicine and a member of its leadership forum, Director of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) board, which accredits residency training in both the U.S. and Singapore  

Dr. Grundy is the founding president of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (now the Primary Care Collaborative). Dr. Grundy served in the Carter, Reagan, first Bush and Clinton administrations and is a retired senior diplomat with the rank of Minister Consular in the U.S. State Department. He served In Singapore for three years as a medical Director at International SOS.  

Dr. Grundy spent much of his youth in Sierra Leone, where his parents worked. He went to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, completed his residency training in preventive medicine and public health and post-doc fellowship in international occupational medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Grundy is the co-author of Lost and Found: A Consumer's Guide to Healthcare and Provider-Led Population Health Management: Key Healthcare Strategies in the Cognitive Era.   

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