Project Staff Bio
Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH
Dr. Bruce Siegel is a Research Professor in the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University Medical Center, School of Public Health and Health Services. There, he directs Urgent Matters, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at improving the performance of the healthcare safety net. This project has had extensive success with improving hospitals across the country with best practice flow and capacity building strategies. He is also director of the Expecting Success Project: Excellence in Cardiac Care, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focused on improving healthcare for minority Americans. His other research projects include work with the Commonwealth Fund and other organizations on hospital quality, disparities and patient flow. Dr. Siegel has previously held the positions of New Jersey Commissioner of Health, President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and President of Tampa General Healthcare. In addition, he served as a Director of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, as a Senior Fellow at New School University, and as an advisor to the World Bank, hospitals, hospital associations, and several national philanthropies. He is a member of the Board of Stewardship Trustees of Catholic Health Initiatives. Dr. Siegel received his AB degree from Princeton University, MD from Cornell University Medical College, and MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. He is Board certified in Preventive Medicine. He has written and spoken extensively on healthcare administration, policy and public health issues. He and his wife, Dr. Maura Cooper, reside with their two daughters in Bethesda, Maryland.