Catalyze Innovation that Advances Health

Paul Plsek


Consultant, Author & Developer of DirectedCreativity™

Paul is an internationally recognized advisor on leadership, innovation, creativity and the management of change in complex systems. He serves as the Mark Hutcheson Chair of Innovation at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, the Founding Director of the Academy for Large-Scale Change for the National Health Service in the UK, and co-director of the Physician Leadership Development Program of the Ontario (Canada) Medical Association.

He is an Innovator-In-Residence at the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) where he is developing online training in creativity, innovation and complex systems, and advising on several healthcare service delivery innovation projects. Paul holds degrees in systems engineering from Texas A&M University and the Polytechnic Institute of New York.

He is the author of several books and dozens of papers, and is a popular conference speaker. His latest book is Accelerating Health Care Transformation with Lean and Innovation: The Virginia Mason Experience.