Barbara R. Paul, M.D.

Barbara R. Paul, M.D., 61, is a Senior Medical Advisor to Community Health Systems. Prior to her current consulting position, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer from 2007 through 2014 at Community Health Systems, providing leadership for several hospital acquisitions and integrations and being responsible for maintaining and enhancing the company’s relationship with affiliated physicians, developing physician leaders, and providing strategic direction. Dr. Paul previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Beverly Enterprises, Inc. (now Golden Living, Inc.) from 2004 to 2006, and held various positions with CMS – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from 1999 to 2004, most recently as the Director, Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group. Before that, Dr. Paul practiced as a trained internist for 12 years in Northern California. Dr. Paul currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Medical Quality, a non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of care delivered to patients in California, and PearlPoint Cancer Support (formerly The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation), a nonprofit cancer support organization. Dr. Paul holds a B.S. degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine.

  • Member of the Board