Full Name

William Golden

Professional Title

Medical Director

Organizational Name

Arkansas Medicaid

Organization Website


William E. Golden, MD, MACP, is a member of the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network’s Guiding Committee. He serves as Professor of Medicine and Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and as Medical Director of Arkansas DHS/Medicaid and is the clinical lead for the program’s multi-payer payment reform initiative. He is also Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Arkansas where he was Director General Internal Medicine for 20 years. From 1992-2008, he was Vice President for Quality Improvement of the Arkansas Quality Improvement Organization and designed numerous projects statewide and for Medicare and Medicaid. A past Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Golden served on the Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum from 2001-2004 and was President of the American Health Quality Association from 1997-2000. He received his bachelor’s degree in health care delivery from Brown University and his MD from Baylor College of Medicine.