Paul Batalden, MD

Professor Emeritus, The Dartmouth Institute, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Paul Batalden, MD



(651) 330-3035


  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, 1967
  • BA, Augsburg College, 1963

Curriculum Vitae

Paul Batalden CV


Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Adjunct Professor, Jönköping Academy for Improvement of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University, Sweden
Chair, Improvement Science Development Group, The Health Foundation, UK;

Areas of Expertise

 Improvement Science; Leadership Development


2010 Deming Medal, American Society of Quality
2009 Academy for Healthcare Improvement Inaugural Leadership Award for Advancing the
Scholarship of Health Care Improvement (to be known subsequently as the Paul Batalden
Leadership Award)
2007 Accreditation Council Graduate Medical Education’s John C. Gienapp Award
2003 American College Medical Quality Founders’ Award
2002 Alfred I. duPont Award for Excellence in Children’s Healthcare
1998 Codman Award
1997 American Hospital Association Award of Honor
1995 Teaching Award, Graduating Class CECS, Dartmouth
1993 Chair, United States Quality Council, US Conference Board
1988 Membership, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
1987 Examiner, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
1985 Member, Minnesota Academy of Medicine
1984 Distinguished Alumnus, Augsburg College
1974 National Medical Assoc. Service Award (health needs disadvantaged)
1972 Job Corps Hall of Fame (Medical Director work)
1967 University of Minnesota Ski-U-Mah Student Leadership Award
1966 Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical School Honor Society)
1965 James E. Moore Student-Faculty Surgical Society
1963 Augsburg College Guild of Honor

Published Research

Clinical microsystems, Part 4. Building innovative population-specific mesosystems.
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, November 2008;34: 655-63 Clinical microsystems, Part 3. Transformation of two hospitals using microsystem, mesosystem, and macrosystem strategies.
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, October 2008;34: 591-603 Clinical microsystems, Part 2. Learning from micro practices about providing patients the care they want and need.
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, August 2008;34: 445-452 Clinical Microsystems, Part 1. The Building Blocks of Health Systems
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, July 2008;34: 367-78

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