David Meyers, M.D., elected to National Academy of Medicine

Oct. 23, 2019

David Meyers, M.D., AHRQ’s chief physician, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine with recognition for his executive leadership of the agency’s essential research functions as well as shaping national thinking through his early and innovative direction of AHRQ’s primary care and practice transformation research portfolios.

Dr. Meyers has directed the Agency’s work in support of the patient-centered medical home and led EvidenceNOW, AHRQ’s $110 million initiative to help primary care practices improve patients’ heart health. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Dr. Meyers is a board-certified family physician and nationally recognized leader in primary care research and organization. As a member of the Office of the Director, he is involved in Agency strategic program planning including AHRQ’s three priority initiatives -- Transforming Care for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions, Improving Diagnosis, and Powering Decision Making Through Data & Analytics.

“David’s contributions to AHRQ and the field of health services research are immeasurable,” said AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna, M.B.A. “I cannot think of anyone who cares more, or works harder, to advance the quality and safety of the nation’s healthcare.” In response to his election, Dr. Meyers emphasized this his accomplishments are the result of working with talented and dedicated colleagues at AHRQ.

AHRQ has the release.