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

Institutional attributes associated with innovation and improvement: results of a multisite study.
J Grad Med Educ., Jun. 2010;2(2): 306-12
Realist evaluation as a framework for the assessment of teaching about the improvement of care
Journal of Nursing Education, December 2009;48: 661-7 The Department of Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program: experience from 10 years of training quality scholars
Academic Medicine, December 2009;84: 1741-8 Sharpening the focus on systems-based practice.
J Grad Med Educ., Sept. 2009;1(1): 1-3.
Knowing is not enough. Executives and educators must act to address challenges and reshape healthcare.
Healthcare Executive, March/April 2009;24: 68-70 Do quality improvement collaboratives improve antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgical patients?
Annals of Internal Medicine, March 3, 2009;150: 358 Publication guidelines for quality improvement studies in health care: evolution of the SQUIRE project.
BMJ, January 19, 2009;338: 402-4

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