Bruce Bagley, M.D., FAAFP

Bruce Bagley, M.D., FAAFP

Bruce Bagley, M.D., FAAFP

Senior Advisor
American Medical Association

Bruce Bagley, MD, FAAFP, is currently serving as Senior Advisor to the Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability effort at the American Medical Association. Bagley is a nationally known leader in performance measurement, quality improvement and office practice redesign. He recently served as president and CEO of TransforMED, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In that role, he was leader, visionary, and key spokesperson for the company. TransforMED was instrumental in helping primary care practices across the Country enhance their effectiveness, efficiency and capability. Bagley continues to advocate for the importance of primary care as the foundation of a redesigned U.S. health care system.

During his 28 year practice career, Dr. Bagley provided the full range of family medicine services in a single-specialty family medicine group practice in Albany, N.Y. Under his leadership, the group was a well-known pioneer in the community in adapting to the challenges of managed care, quality improvement, electronic health records and patient-centered care.

A nationally recognized expert on performance measurement, primary care office redesign, electronic health records and health care leadership, Dr. Bagley has contributed to numerous task forces, committees and Boards. His facilitation skills and collaborative style have helped many groups develop win-win solutions to difficult organizational dilemmas.

Previously, Dr. Bagley served as the medical director for quality improvement for both the AAFP and TransforMED. Prior to joining the TransforMED staff in 2011, he enjoyed a long history of leadership with the AAFP where he also served as the organization’s president from 1999 to 2000 and its board chair from 2000 to 2001. Later, his expertise was recognized on the national quality stage when he served from 2005 to 2007 as a Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award examiner.

Dr. Bagley is board-certified and MOC current by the American Board of Family Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y., and completed his family medicine residency at Saint Joseph’s Hospital family medicine residency program in Syracuse, N.Y.