- Former Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Former Director, CMS Office of Clinical Standards and Quality
- Nominated to the “Top 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” list
Dr. Barry M. Straube
Barry M. Straube, MD, is the former Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and director of the CMS Office of Clinical Standards and Quality. Serving in these roles from 2005-2011, Dr. Straube was the most senior clinical advisor for Medicare and Medicaid in the country.
Currently a director at the Marwood Group, a health care advisory and financial services firm headquartered in New York City, Dr. Straube provides services to institutional investors, corporations and trade associations. His focus areas include reimbursement and coverage issues, quality improvement, value-based purchasing, and overall health care reform, with unique expertise in issues relating to end-stage renal disease and transplantation.
From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Straube was named or nominated annually in the “Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives” and the “Top 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare. He is the recipient of numerous other honors and awards. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and has had leadership roles in hospitals, physician organizations, HMOs, and many national quality initiatives.
Dr. Straube received his bachelor’s degree at Princeton University (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude) and his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his internal medicine residency at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and served as a Renal Fellow at Tufts University-New England Medical Center in Boston.