Patrick S. Romano, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACP, is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of California Davis School of Medicine and Center for Healthcare Policy and Research. He has been involved in education, applied research, and policy development on health care quality and safety for 30 years. He has published 229 peer-reviewed papers on the development, validation, and application of quality measures, the impact of quality measurement, and the uses and limitations of ICD-coded health data. This work has been supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and various California agencies.

From 2014 to 2020, Dr. Romano served as co-Editor in Chief of Health Services Research (HSR), an official journal of AcademyHealth published by the Health Research and Educational Trust. Since October 2019, he has been co-Editor in Chief of Patient Safety Network (PSNet)/WebM&M, AHRQ’s online resource for disseminating current information, perspectives, and continuing education on patient safety.  Dr. Romano has served extensively on expert panels for the National Quality Forum (including its Scientific Methods Panel), the Leapfrog Group, the National Academy of Medicine, The Joint Commission, CMS, the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the World Health Organization Family of International Classifications (Working Group on Quality and Safety). He is the 2016 recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award from AHRQ and a former director or associate director of multiple training grants in primary care research.

Dr. Romano is a graduate of Princeton University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. He completed joint residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at University Hospitals of Cleveland, and fellowship training in health services research at UCSF.