Peter A. Margolis, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Director, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

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Peter A. Margolis, M.D., Ph.D.
Peter A. Margolis, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter Margolis, M.D., Ph.D., is professor of pediatrics and director of research at the James M. Anderson Center for Health System Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s. His work encompasses the application and study of quality improvement methods in a broad range of areas including primary and sub-specialty care, communities and public health settings to improve the health outcomes of children, families and communities. In 2006 Dr. Margolis joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to create a new center focused on Health Care Quality. Dr. Margolis has worked extensively with the certifying boards and specialty societies to assist them in designing programs that will enable physicians to meet new maintenance of certification requirements focused on systems thinking and performance in practice. He is principle investigator of an National Institutes of Health Roadmap transformative research grant on redesigning systems for chronic illness care and several AHRQ and PCORI grants aimed at developing learning health systems. Dr. Margolis was recently chosen to chair the PCORnet Steering Committee-a $100 million initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Its goal is to improve the nation’s capacity and efficiency in conducting comparative effectiveness research – research that helps determine what works best for patients with specific conditions. Dr. Margolis is also principal investigator of the ImproveCareNow Network and co-principal investigator of PEDSnet.