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|Paul A. Gluck, MD|
Paul A. Gluck, MD, is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida. He has served on numerous community and state boards. He was president or chair of: the William A. Little OB/GYN Society, Miami OB/GYN Society, Florida OB/GYN Society, Baptist Health System Foundation, Health Council of South Florida, Florida Section American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the Dade County Medical Association. He serves on the Board of Advisors of the National Patient Safety Foundation and was a founding member and chair of the Foundation's board. Dr. Gluck also has served as chair of the board of the Council for Patient Safety in Women’s Health and as Assistant Secretary for ACOG.
Dr. Gluck is frequently called upon to speak on quality improvement, patient safety, and professional liability. Specifically on the topic of patient safety he has given over 250 presentations, authored 18 articles, 6 book chapters, edited a Clinics of North America monograph, moderated an ACOG Audio Update, given postgraduate courses and developed web-based learning modules. He is currently editing a textbook on patient safety in OB/GYN to be published by Cambridge University Press. Dr. Gluck has also given keynote addresses and conducted workshops in patient safety in Australia, China, and Saudi Arabia. He served on two National Quality Forum technical advisory committees to standardize error reporting, on two U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality committees to award research grants for safety implementation and simulation initiatives, on a technical advisory committee to the U.S. Congress to evaluate defensive medicine, and was a consultant to RAND for evaluating team function in high-risk environments.
Dr. Gluck received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the New York University School of Medicine after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Gluck completed his postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he remains on the voluntary faculty as Associate Clinical Professor. After 32 years, he retired from private practice and completed a Patient Safety Fellowship at the University of Miami Center for Patient Safety. He is currently senior medical advisor to a national law firm offering patient safety and risk management consultative services.