Robert Galvin, M.D., is director of global health care for General Electric (GE). He oversees the design and performance of GE's health programs, which include the management of GE's $3.0 billion annual health expense and the oversight of employee medical services, which encompasses over 220 medical clinics in more than 20 countries. In his current role Dr. Galvin has focused on issues of market-based health policy and financing, with special interest in quality measurement, payment reform, and the assessment and coverage of new technologies. He is a co-founder of The Leapfrog Group and the founder of Bridges to Excellence. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Committee for Quality Assurance and is a member of the Hospital Quality Alliance. He has served on several Institute of Medicine Committees and was a member of the Strategic Framework Board. Dr. Galvin's work has received awards from the National Health Care Purchasing Institute, The National Business Group on Health and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and his work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine and Health Affairs. He is a Professor Adjunct of Medicine at Yale where he leads the Robert Woods Johnson Clinical Scholar seminar series on the private sector. Dr. Galvin is a member of The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System.