Derick P. Pasternak, MD, MBA, FACPE
Senior Consultant, Joint Commission International (JCI)
Dr. Pasternak, Prosperity Rings Treasurer, has over 35 years of experience in health care as a physician and 17 years as a health care executive. From 2006 to 2009, he was Managing Director of JCI for the Middle East and India. Dr. Pasternak has consulted with health care organizations worldwide since 1993 and continues to do so. He is the author of many articles and an eBook on the subject of health care quality.
A retired U.S. Army Colonel, Dr. Pasternak served in Viet Nam and was Commander of two different Army Reserve hospitals. He received his BA and MD from Harvard University and his MBA from the University of New Mexico. He held academic appointments at the medical schools of the University of New Mexico and the University of Illinois, and was Clinical Professor of Health Care Management at the University of Washington School of Public Health.
In the 1980s and 1990s Dr. Pasternak was CEO of Lovelace Health Systems of Albuquerque, NM, and later held a senior executive position in the Sisters of Providence Health System in Seattle, WA. He has expertise in patient safety, quality of care measurement, and quality management in general, and speaks French, German, Hungarian, and some Spanish.
Dr. Pasternak’s professional affiliations include Distinguished Fellow and Life Member of the American College of Physician Executives (Trustee 1991-94), Secretary-Treasurer of the American Group Practice Association 1992-94, and Councilor of New Mexico Medical Society, 1981-90. He served on a number of non-profit Boards, including the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra (Albuquerque), Lovelace Medical Foundation (Albuquerque), Catholic Health Initiative (Omaha), and the Hope Heart Institute (Seattle), and is currently Chair of International Service for Rotary International, District 5030. Dr. Pasternak has been a Rotarian since 1987.