Dr. Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, MACP, FRCP

Dr. Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, MACP, FRCP

Executive Vice President, Quality Measurement and Research Group

Michael S. Barr is a board-certified internist and Executive Vice President of the Quality Measurement & Research Group (QMRG) at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). His portfolio includes performance measurement development, research and analysis, management of contracts and grants, and NCQA’s consulting activities. As EVP, Dr. Barr also contributes to NCQA’s strategic initiatives, public policy, and educational programs. Prior to joining NCQA in May 2014, Dr. Barr was Senior Vice President, Division of Medical Practice for the American College of Physicians (2005 – 2014), where he promoted patient-centered care through the development of programs, services and quality improvement initiatives for internists and other health care professionals.

From 1999–2005, Dr. Barr was chief medical officer for Baltimore Medical System, Inc., a Joint Commission accredited federally-qualified health center. He practiced internal medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University from 1993–1998 and held various administrative positions, including physician director, Medical Management Programs for the Vanderbilt Medical Group. From 1989–1993, Dr. Barr was an active duty physician in the United States Air Force at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr. Barr has a Bachelor of Science degree in forest biology from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (1982). He attended New York University School of Medicine (1986) through the U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program, completed his residency in internal medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, (1989) and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management (1996).

Dr. Barr is Vice-Chair of the American College of Physicians’ Medical Informatics Committee. He was previously a commissioner on the Maryland Health Care Commission (2013–2015) and a member of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee Meaningful Use Workgroup (2010–2012).