National Grand Rounds: Creating a Patient-Centered Accountable Care Organization — View Archived Event!

If you missed the NPA Foundation’s National Grand Rounds event, no worries!
You can watch the archived copy here.

Creating a Patient-Centered Accountable Care Organization:
The One You would Recommend to Your Mother

The original event was sponsored by the National Physicians Alliance Foundation with support from The California Endowment and took place on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at the UCSF School of Medicine, Parnassus Campus in San Francisco, California.


National Grand Rounds Moderator


Mark D. Smith, MD, MBA, President and CEO
California HealthCare Foundation

Dr. Smith is the President and C.E.O. of the California HealthCare Foundation. The Foundation is an independent philanthropy with assets of $800 million, headquartered in Oakland, California, and dedicated to improving  the health of the people of California through its three program areas; Innovations For The  Underserved, Better Chronic Disease Care, and Market and Policy Monitor.

A board-certified internist, he is a member of the clinical faculty at the University of California San Francisco and an attending physician at the Positive Health Program for AIDS Care at San Francisco General Hospital. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and serves on the board of the National Business Group on Health.

Prior to joining the California HealthCare Foundation, Dr. Smith was Executive Vice President of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and previously served as Associate Director of the AIDS Service and Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University. He has served on the Performance Measurement Committee of the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the editorial board of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Smith received a B.A. in Afro-American Studies from Harvard College, an M.D. from the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an M.B.A. with a concentration in health care administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

National Grand Rounds Panelists:


David Perrott, MD, DDS, FACS Vice President/Medical Director
Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

David H. Perrott, MD, MBA, CPE, FACS received his BS, DDS and MD degrees from Creighton University and his MBA from UC Irvine.  He completed his post-graduate residency training at Emory University, The University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville and fellowship training at Northwestern University. He is a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.   Dr. Perrott was both an Assistant and Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) at the University of California, San Francisco;  Associate Professor at Harvard University; and, Unit Chief/Resident Director in the Department of OMS at Massachusetts General Hospital. Presently, he is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, a Joint Commission hospital surveyor, serves on the editorial board of two journals, publishes in the area of clinical research and serves on several California Hospital Association (CHA) committees.  He is Chair of the CHA Quality Committee and a board member of the California Hospital Patient Safety Organization and has been appointed to the newly formed CHA Accountable Care Organization Taskforce Workgroup.


Kirsten Sloan, Vice President
National Partnership for Women & Families

Kirsten Sloan is Vice President of the National Partnership for Women & Families with responsibility for the organization’s multi-faceted health portfolio.  Prior to joining the National Partnership, Kirsten was the Director of Federal Health Issues for AARP the nation’s largest consumer organization. In that role, she served as chief health lobbyist and managed a team of senior lobbyists in AARP’s Government Relations Department.  Kirsten and her team worked directly with the Congress and the Administration on advancing AARP’s key health care priorities including Medicare, prescription drugs, long-term care, Medicaid, managed care, health insurance, and health care quality.   Earlier in her career at AARP, Sloan worked as the National Coordinator for Health Issues, the Health Team Deputy Director, chief Medicare lobbyist, and as a Legislative Specialist with a special focus on the Catastrophic Coverage Act. Prior to AARP, Kirsten was the Legislative Aide for Congressman Norm Dicks (D-WA) and was responsible for health care appropriations and aging issues.   Kirsten Sloan is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.  She currently resides in Washington, D.C.


Fiona Wilson, MD, Chief Quality Officer
Brown & Toland Physicians

Fiona grew up in Northern California, and attended UC Santa Cruz, studying biology and natural history. She then spent four years earning her M.D. at Harvard Medical School. She returned to California to UCSF for Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency, and subsequent Chief Residency.  Board certified in Internal Medicine, she stayed at UCSF as clinical faculty: seeing patients, teaching and working in administration as the Medical Director of the General Internal Medicine Practice at Parnassus.  She completed the California HealthCare Foundation Leadership Fellowship in 2005.  After 19 years in practice at UCSF, she left in 2007 for a full time position as Chief Quality Officer at Brown & Toland Physicians in San Francisco.  Her focus is on advancing quality and the patient experience in an IPA model. She has played an active role in promoting improved care locally and regionally, participating in multiple statewide committees on public reporting for the Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA), and the California Cooperative Health Reporting Initiative (CCHRI).  She continues as clinical faculty at UCSF to precept students and lecture to residents and fellows.  Outside of medicine, she is an active participant in the educational community as a founding family and board member of the San Francisco Friends School. She is also involved with the visual arts community in San Francisco.