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Frank Opelka, MD, FACS

Executive Vice President of Health Care and Medical Education Redesign
Louisiana State University Health System
Medical Director of Quality and Health Policy
American College of Surgeons
2000 Tulane Avenue, 3rd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504/568-4769
E-mail: fopelka@facs.org

Frank Opelka, MD, FACS, is a physician executive who serves as the medical director of quality and health policy at the American College of Surgeons in Washington, DC, and as the executive vice president of health care and medical education redesign for the Louisiana State University Health System. He is a professor of surgery. He currently serves as the chair of the American Medical Association's Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, chairs the National Quality Forum's Consensus Standards Advisory Committee, and he founded and chairs the Surgical Quality Alliance convening over 20 surgical specialties.

He leads an LSU statewide effort using "big data" in a clinical data warehouse which provides rich analytics for quality improvement, real-time clinical decision supports, feeds for maintenance of certification reporting, and outputs for national specialty data registries.

Dr. Opelka reviews for five international journals and is a published colorectal surgeon.

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