50 Most Influential Clinical Executives
Deputy administrator for innovation and quality, chief medical officer,
Dr. Patrick Conway is used to juggling duties in his roles at the CMS. He serves as deputy administrator for innovation and quality while also holding the title of the agency's chief medial officer. The 41-year-old pediatrician leads the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality as well as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The clinical standards center oversees all quality measures, value-based purchasing programs, quality-improvement programs, clinical standards, and survey and certification of Medicare and Medicaid providers nationally. The innovation center is the agency's learning lab, charged with testing new payment and delivery models, including accountable care approaches, bundled-payment programs and medical-home models. Before joining the CMS in 2011, Conway was director of hospital medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, as well as an associate professor of medicine.