Paul Tang, MD, MS

Adjunct Professor, Stanford University

Paul Tang, MD, MS, is an adjunct professor in the Clinical Excellence Research Center at Stanford University and an internist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. He was formerly chief innovation and technology officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and vice president, chief health transformation officer at IBM Watson Health. He has over 25 years of executive leadership experience in health information technology within medical groups, health systems, and corporate settings. He has directed innovation and technology teams in provider organizations, academic institutions, corporate research organizations, and product development organizations.

Dr. Tang has chaired numerous federal and private sector advisory and professional association groups related to health information technology and policy. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, and has served on numerous NAM study committees, including a patient-safety committee he chaired that published two reports: Patient Safety: A New Standard for Care, and Key Capabilities of an Electronic Health Record System. He is a member of the Health and Medicine Division committee of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Tang was co-chair of the federal Health Information Technology Policy committee from 2009-2017. He has served as board chair for several health informatics professional associations, including the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco.