Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, is president of United Hospital Fund. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in health policy, health system performance improvement, quality improvement, and population health, and for his commitment to improving quality and reducing inequities in care for vulnerable populations.
Dr. Shih served, from 2014 through July 2017, as executive vice president of the New York Academy of Medicine, which works to improve health and well-being in cities worldwide, using a population health approach. Previously, he was executive vice president for programs at The Commonwealth Fund, overseeing all program and research activities, including initiatives related to coverage and access, delivery system transformation, payment reform, and health system performance scorecards.
Earlier, Dr. Shih was chief quality officer and vice president for strategy at IPRO, where he developed and managed large-scale quality assessment and improvement projects related to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and led IPRO’s Health Care Transparency Group. He began his medical career at a community-based mental health clinic in Oakland, CA, serving immigrant and refugee families.
A New York City native, Dr. Shih graduated from Amherst College with a degree in economics. He earned his MD at the NYU School of Medicine and his master’s at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, and is Board-certified in preventive medicine and public health. He lives in Forest Hills with his wife, Yvonne Tsang, and twins Nathan and Allison.