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About David M. Keller

David M. Keller, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UMass Medical School, where he was Medical Director of South County Pediatrics, a community-based teaching practice and “Medical Home” for children with special health care needs for 17 years. From 2009-10, Dr. Keller served as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the Department of Health and Human Services, working on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Since them, he has been Senior Policy Analyst of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research at UMass Medical School, where he has worked on a number of medical home initiatives within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, serving as faculty on a large Learning Collaborative, evaluation lead on another and lead author of a descriptive study of the Commonwealth’s medical home activities. In 2011, Dr. Keller led a team from Massachusetts to provide project management support to CSI-RI, Rhode Island’s Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative. He also serves as Associate Medical Director for the Office of Clinical Affairs within MassHealth, the Massachusetts State Medicaid agency. He has presented talks and workshops on health reform and medical home transformation at national meetings, and published on the development of practice innovation and program evaluation in national journals. His current focus is the incorporation evaluation into a variety of medical home implementation projects throughout the country, and the integration of behavioral health care into the medical home model.

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Pediatrics, Community pediatrics, Faculty development, Medical education, Patient-centered medical home, Practice transformation, Program evaluation, and Health policy

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Honors and Awards

  • Marshall University and the University of West Virginia Medical Schools ROME Catch VIsiting Professor (2012)
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Moira J Whitehead Memorial Lecture (2011)
  • Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City Utah Gillian Abbots Memorial Lecturer (2011)
  • National Network of Medical-Legal Partnerships Massachusetts Medical-Legal Partnership Network in Physician Advocacy Award (2010)
  • Dell Children's Hospital, Austin TX Rome CATCH Visiting Professor (2009)
  • Institute of Medicine Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow (2009)
  • Worcester Business Journal Healthcare Heroes Award (2008)
  • Best Doctors in America (2002)

Contact Information

Commonwealth Medicine/OCA
100 Hancock St, Seventh Floor
Quincy MA 02171-1786


Articles (12)

Contributions to Books (1)

Other (4)