Patrick Palmieri


Patrick Palmieri
Member since:
14 Nov, 2012


Dr. Patrick Albert Palmieri, DHSc, EdS, MSc(c), MBA, MSN, ACNP, RN, CHE, CPHRM, CPHQ, FACHE

Dr. Palmieri is an experienced senior healthcare executive with 15+ years of domestic and international experience in leading healthcare systems with multiple sites and varying degrees of vertical integration. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and he maintains board certifications in Quality Improvement, Risk Management, Patient Safety, and Healthcare Administration. Recently, he his position as an insurance executive and he returned to academia in order to advocate for public and private health sector reforms in Peru. This advocacy work includes organizing and implementing nursing capacity development and international accreditation projects focused on establishing evidence-based practice, patient safety, quality improvement, and risk management standards in Peru.

In Latin American, Dr. Palmieri gained extensive experience in strategic planning and implementation activities specific to vertically integrating insurance and provider assets. With several colleagues, he built the largest vertically integrated healthcare delivery system in Peru. Notably, he organized the first quality, safety, and risk management departments in Peru which contributed to his team earning the first international healthcare accreditation in Peruvian history. In addition, he brought healthcare enterprise risk management to Peru, completed the first published chronic disease management outcomes study in Peru, and crafted multiple strategic relationships with leading healthcare institutions such as Hopkins International and HKS. Furthermore, with the American Institute for Preventive Medicine, his team developed the first formal health and wellness program in Peru and he worked with the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) to establish the first ambulatory health strategy in Peru.

An experienced health services researcher and management professor, Dr. Palmieri joined the Center for American Education (CAE) at the University San Ignacio de Loyola (Lima, Peru) as a founding member of the faculty in 2009. The CAE is partnered with Broward College, the University of Houston, and the University of South Florida to offer SACS accredited American degree programs entirely on the campus in Lima, Peru. Dr. Palmieri is also an adjunct faculty in the Doctor of Health Sciences program at the Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University. In his academic and professional work, he embraces and advocates adopting the Value-Based Health Care Delivery framework (Porter and Teisberg) for healthcare reform.

Previously, in addition to his clinical nursing and healthcare leadership roles, Dr. Palmieri was an assistant professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Texas, USA) where he gained faculty governance and teaching experience. Dr. Palmieri maintains an active research program in Peru and his previous health organization research has received fellowship funding from the National Institutes of Health (USA). He has authored numerous publications, including book chapters and scientific articles, and speaks at international conferences.

Dr. Palmieri earned a doctoral degree in global health from the Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T. Stills University (Arizona, USA) where his research focused on organizational behavior in South American health systems. He is completing post doctoral studies at the University of Oxford (UK) where he is studying evidence-based health practices specific to health management and leadership. He has earned other educational credentials, including: Certificate of Doctoral Studies (Duke University, USA): Ed.S. in Educational Technology (University of Missouri, USA); Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Instruction (University of Pennsylvania, USA); M.S.N. with a specialization in nephrology (Vanderbilt University, USA); M.B.A. in Leadership and B.A. in Management (Saint Leo University); A.A. in Liberal Arts (Pasco-Hernando Community College, USA). In addition, he has completed three fully funded fellowships: Information Technology Fellow (Duke University Health System, USA), Executive Fellowship in Patient Safety (Virginia Commonwealth University), and Healthcare Administrative Fellowship (Avera Health, USA). In addition, Dr. Palmieri was invited to attend the Value-Based Health Care Delivery Intensive Seminar (Dr. Michael Porter, Dr. Robert Kaplan, and Dr. Elizabeth Teisberg) at Harvard Business School (2011 and 2012).

Role(s) / Profession(s)

  • Academic
  • Administrator (CEO, COO, President, Executive)
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Researcher


  • Independent (Contractor, Freelance, Consultant)
  • Universidad MarĂ­a Auxiliadora
  • Universidad Privada del Norte

Work Location(s)

  • Bolivia, Plurinational State of
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru


  • English
  • Spanish