Kenneth W. Kizer is Chief Healthcare Transformation Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of Atlas Research. He drives Atlas to provide clients with pioneering health care solutions and innovations. An internationally respected health care leader, Dr. Kizer is widely known for his expertise and accomplishments in health system transformation, patient safety and quality improvement, population health management, and Veterans health issues.
Dr. Kizer previously was founding President and CEO of the National Quality Forum, as well as Under Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and CEO of the VA Health System, the nations largest integrated healthcare system. Dr. Kizer brings significant experience and wisdom from an accomplished academic, public sector, and private business career spanning more than three decades.
Currently, Dr Kizer serves as Chairman of Medsphere Systems Corporation, a leading commercial provider of subscription-based open source healthcare information technology, as well as Chief Health Care Transformation Officer and Senior Executive Vice President at Atlas Research, LLC, based in Washington, DC. He serves as an advisor to a number of other companies.