Full Name

Glenn Steele

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Organizational Name

Geisinger Health System

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Glenn D. Steele Jr., MD, PhD, serves as Co-chair of the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network’s Population-Based Payment Work Group. He is Chairman of xG Health Solutions, an independently operated venture launched by Geisinger Health System to help health care organizations create value and improve quality by leveraging Geisinger intellectual property and expertise on issues such as population-health data analytics, care management, and health information technology. Dr. Steele is former President and Chief Executive Officer of Geisinger Health System, an integrated health services organization in central and northeastern Pennsylvania, nationally recognized for its innovative use of electronic health records and the development and implementation of innovative care models. Prior to joining Geisinger Health System, he served as Richard T. Crane Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, and as Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences at the Pritzker School of Medicine. Prior to that, Dr. Steele was the William V. McDermott Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, President and CEO of Deaconess Professional Practice Group, and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at New England Deaconess Hospital. Dr. Steele received his bachelor’s degree in history and literature from Harvard College and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in surgery at the University of Colorado, where he was also a fellow of the American Cancer Society. He earned his PhD in microbiology at Lund University in Sweden.