Dr. Patrick Romano is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and senior faculty in the Graduate Groups in Epidemiology, Public Health, Clinical Research, and Nursing Science and Healthcare Leadership at the University of California (UC) Davis. He is a graduate of Princeton University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He completed training in internal medicine and pediatrics at University Hospitals of Cleveland, followed by fellowship training in health services research at UC San Francisco. His research interests include developing, testing, and validating health care quality measures, using outcomes data to improve the quality and effectiveness of health care, and studying the role of physicians and nurses in optimizing quality and safety. Over the past 22 years, he has written or co-written over 180 peer-reviewed papers and provided technical assistance to many agencies involved in measuring or reporting on health care quality, including the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and Office of the Patient Advocate, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the international Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. He has served on or chaired expert panels for the National Quality Forum, The Joint Commission, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the World Health Organization, Vizient, and the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement. Since April 2014, he has also served as co-Editor in Chief of Health Services Research (HSR), an official journal of AcademyHealth published by the Health Research & Educational Trust.

Authored by Patrick Romano, MD MPH FACP FAAP