Michael L. Millenson

Board Vice Chair   

Michael L. Millenson, board vice chair of ACT for Health, is an internationally recognized expert on making American health care better, safer and more patient-centered. The author of the critically acclaimed book, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age, he is president of Health Quality Advisors LLC and an adjunct associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Earlier in his career, he was a health-care reporter for the Chicago Tribune, where he was nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize.

A respected presence in health policy and strategy, Michael has keynoted numerous conferences, lectured at the Harvard Business School, testified before Congress and written for publications ranging from The BMJ and Health Affairs to The Washington Post and Michael has also worked with policymakers and a broad range of health care clients.

Michael formerly served on the board of the American Medical Group Foundation and the Society for Participatory Medicine. He is currently a director of Project Patient Care and on the editorial board of the American Journal of Medical Quality. He resides in suburban Chicago with his wife. They have two adult children.