Paul Tang, MD

Vice President, Chief Innovation & Technology Officer Sutter Palo Alto Medical Foundation

TangPaul Tang, M.D., is Vice President, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at the Sutter Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and is Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Tang directs the David Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation. The Druker Center applies disruptive innovation strategies to achieve breakthrough advances in enhancing the health and wellbeing of communities. The current incubation project, Successful Aging, employs community-based strategies to support seniors successfully aging-in-community.

Dr. Tang is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and has served on numerous committees of the National Institutes of Health, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, and Computer Science and Technology Board. He is a Past-Chair of the Board for the American Medical Informatics Association. Currently, he is Vice Chair of the federal Health Information Technology Policy committee (HITPC), and Chair of its Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use workgroup. He is on the board of the National Quality Forum (NQF) and the board and executive committee of AcademyHealth. Dr. Tang received the 2009 AMIA Don E. Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics.

He received his B.S. and M.S. In Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco.

He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University and is a Board-certified practicing Internist.