Ronald A. Paulus, MD
Ronald A. Paulus, MD, MBA, is President and CEO of Mission Health, a $1.2 billion integrated delivery system serving Western North Carolina.
Prior to joining Mission in September 2010, Dr. Paulus served as Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations at Geisinger Health System, where he was responsible for the operations of its $1.3 Billion clinical enterprise, including 2 hospitals, a 800+ multispecialty group practice, and more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Dr. Paulus also served as Geisinger's Chief Innovation Officer, where he was responsible for ensuring system-wide innovation.
Prior to joining Geisinger, Dr. Paulus was co-founder, President and CEO of CareScience, Inc. now part of Premier healthcare informatics. CareScience is a clinical solutions and data analytics provider supporting health systems in improving the quality and efficiency of care. Before that, he served as Vice President - Operations at Salick Health Care, Inc., a national provider of oncology and dialysis services subsequently acquired by Zeneca Pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Paulus received his MD degree from The School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and his MBA, concentration in healthcare management, and BS in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and speaks regularly on the topics of health care quality and efficiency, innovation, physician leadership, and new models of care.