Dr. Anthony Slonim is an innovator and proven leader in health care on both the regional and national levels. During his notable career at major health care organizations and academic institutions, Dr. Slonim has developed a national profile as an expert in patient safety, accountable care, health care quality, and innovative care delivery models focused on improving health within the community. He is an academic leader and tenured professor with more than 100 publications and 15 textbooks to his name. He currently holds appointments as Clinical Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.
Since joining Renown Health in July 2014, Dr. Slonim has completely reoriented northern Nevada’s largest locally governed, not-for-profit health care network. He launched a five-year strategic plan that is focused on the community’s overall health while embracing the national Triple Aim initiatives of improving quality care and patient satisfaction — all while reducing costs. Dr. Slonim also ushered in a new era of national collaboration to establish a medical training campus at Renown, expand the region’s quaternary care services in collaboration with Stanford Medicine, and launched the nation’s first-ever community-based, population health study with Desert Research Institute and personal genetics company Helix.
While effectively leading and managing the complexity of Renown, Dr. Slonim also manages to serve as Chair-elect on the American Hospital Association’s Systems Council, Board Chair of The Certified Medical Representatives Institute, and was named the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the Physician Leadership Journal. He is the Board Co-Chair of the Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities and a board member for the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada.
How 35,000 people spat in a tube so that their genetic information would be combined with clinical, sociodemographic, and environmental data to help them live healthier lives.