Susan Dentzer, MS, is the incoming President and Chief Executive Officer of America’s Physician Groups, the organization of more than 335 physician practices that provide patient-centered, coordinated, and integrated care for patients while being accountable for cost and quality. APG members provide care to nearly 90 million patients nationwide.
Dentzer is one of the nation's most respected health and health policy thought leaders and a frequent speaker and commentator on television and radio and an author of commentaries and analyses in print publications such as Modern Healthcare, NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine)-Catalyst, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. She was also the editor and lead author of the book Health Care Without Walls: A Roadmap for Reinventing U.S. Health Care, available on Amazon.com. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations.
From 2019 to February 2022, Dentzer was Senior Policy Fellow for the Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University. Based in Washington, DC, where the center’s research team is located, she focused on aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic response; health system transformation, such as through telehealth; biopharmaceutical policy; health coverage expansion, and other key health policy issues. In previous positions, Dentzer was Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs and the on-air Health Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. She holds a BA and a Master's degree in health care delivery science from Dartmouth; is a trustee emerita of Dartmouth; and was the first woman to chair Dartmouth's board of trustees from 2001-2004.
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