Senior Fellow

Lee Fleisher, MD

  • Emeritus Professor, Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Former Chief Medical Officer and Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2020-2023)

Dr. Fleisher is an Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Council. He was the former Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) from 2020-2023. Dr. Fleisher is a distinguished national healthcare leader with experience as a director, clinician, scientist, educator, and regulator. His expertise spans direct patient care, healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence in healthcare, interoperability and FHIR applications for quality measurement and clinical data, clinical operations across the continuum of care including hospital care at home, federal healthcare programs, and regulatory oversight of healthcare and pandemic responsiveness/public health. He advises and teaches on the development of novel ideas and technologies to drive quality and value in the Penn Masters in Healthcare Innovation.

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