LDI Senior Fellow and former LDI Executive Director David Asch, MD, MBA, has received the 2022 Ken Shine Prize for Health Leadership as a “visionary” in health care innovation. The award honors his work as the Executive Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation since 2012.

David Asch, MD, MBA

The award was presented at an April 20 ceremony that was the first in-person, large-scale event at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School since thestart of the pandemic. Asch delivered a lecture entitled “Automation and Emotion in Health and Health Care.”

Established and endowed in 2017, the Shine Prize program is named for Kenneth Shine, MD, the former President of the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, now known as the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). During Shine’s tenure, NAM published two of its most important landmark documents: “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” and “Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century.” Shine is also known as a champion of transformational medical educational and health care management innovation during his time as former Dean and Provost for Medical Sciences at UCLA, and as former Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs in the University of Texas System.

Last year’s recipient of the annual Shine Prize for Health Leadership was Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to the White House. Other recent honorees include Carolyn Clancy, MD, Assistant Under Secretary for Health in the Department of Veterans Affairs; Steve Schroeder, MD, former President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, former Founding Director of the Institute for Health Care Improvement and former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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