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Volume 9, Number 7Space holderFebruary 18, 2005
photo of Dr. Michael Painter
Michael Painter

Michael Painter Joins Staff at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Michael Painter, a clinical instructor in family medicine, has joined the staff of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a senior program officer working primarily in the areas of health-care quality and health-care disparities. Painter previously served as a health policy advisor in the office of U.S. Senate Majority Leader William Frist and was a 2003-2004 Robert Wood Johnson health policy fellow.

Painter is a policy advocate at the national, state, and local levels on such issues as quality innovation, coverage solutions and health disparities, as well as health and health-care issues specifically affecting urban American Indians and Alaska Natives. He has also served as chief of medical staff at the Seattle Indian Health Board.

Painter is a board-certified family physician and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Association of American Indian Physicians, National Medical Association, California Bar Association, and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his M.D. from the University of Washington. He completed his residency training at the Providence Family Medicine Residency program in Seattle.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care.

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