Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs and Chief Medical Officer
American Health Care Association
David Gifford, MD, MPH, is the Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs and the Chief Medical Officer at the American Health Care Association, the largest association in the country representing long term and post-acute care facilities. He helped create the department which assists providers in their quality improvement efforts and works with Administration officials on regulations and policies impacting the profession. Dr. Gifford also serves on the Board of the Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes campaign. He is a former Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health and Chief Medical Officer for Quality Partners of Rhode Island where he directed CMS' national nursing home-based quality improvement effort. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and conducted his geriatric fellowship at UCLA where he also earned his Master's in Public Health in Epidemiology.