Atlas Research Chief Healthcare Transformation Officer and Senior Executive Vice President Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer has been awarded the Association of American Medical Colleges’ David E. Rogers Award.
Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the award recognizes medical school faculty members who have made major contributions to health care.
Prior to joining the Atlas Research in July, Kizer was a professor in the School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the director of the Population Health Improvement Institute at the University of California.
Kizer had also worked as a health care reformer and engineered the transformation of the Veterans Healthcare System in the late 1990s. He helped raise health care quality across the nation as founding president and CEO of the National Quality Forum and serving as a member of both the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Public Administration.
Kizer expressed his honor in being presented the award and his gratitude in having contributed to the effort of an improved health care system.
Thanking AAMC and the University of California, Davis for the award, he said, “while I appreciate the recognition, there is still so much left to do to reform healthcare in America so that all Americans get the care they deserve and the care that our caregivers are capable of providing.”
“I look forward to the work ahead,” Kizer added.