The UCLA Medical Alumni Association (MAA) Board of Directors has selected Kenneth W. Kizer, M.D. '76, M.P.H. '76, as the 2012 Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Kizer is an internationally recognized healthcare thought leader, change agent and quality-improvement and patient-safety advocate. He has been elected to both the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Public Administration. The transformation of the nation's Veterans Healthcare System that he engineered in the 1990s is widely viewed as the largest and most successful healthcare "turnaround" in U.S. history. Dr. Kizer received his award October 6, during the MAA 2012 Reunion Weekend.
To read more about Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer, go to: www.medalumni.ucla.edu/spotlight/kenneth_kizer.shtml