USC Professor Paul Ginsburg has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) for his leading role in shaping health policy by founding three influential organizations: the Physician Payment Review Commission (now MedPAC); the Center for Studying Health System Change; and the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy.

The announcement was made October 18, 2021 at the NAM Annual Meeting. Ginsburg is one of 100 new members elected (90 regular members and 10 international members) as the Class of 2021. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. The full list is available on the NAM press release.

Ginsburg is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is also Professor of Health Policy at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California and serves as Director of Public Policy at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. He is leading the Schaeffer Initiative on Innovation in Health Policy, which is a joint program of USC and Brookings.

New members of the National Academy of Medicine are elected by current members through a process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. The newly elected members bring NAM’s total membership to more than 2,200 and the number of international members to approximately 172.