Dr. Sean Tunis' is the President and Chief Executive Officer Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP) in Toronto.
CMTP is an independent nonprofit dedicated to developing a health care system where patients, clinicians, health care policymakers, and payers have the evidence they need to make informed health decisions. Sean’s work has focused on expanding infrastructure for the conduct of pragmatic clinical trials within the health care delivery systems, developing condition-specific evidentiary standards for reimbursement, and promoting greater engagement of patients and consumers in clinical research.
Through September of 2005, Dr. Tunis was the Chief Medical Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), where he had lead responsibility for clinical policy for the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Previously he served as the Director of the Health Program at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and as a health policy advisor to the U.S. Senate, where he worked on pharmaceutical and device policy issues.
Dr. Tunis trained at the University of California in Los Angeles and the University of Maryland in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, and holds adjunct faculty positions at the Department of Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Department of Surgery at the University of California at San Francisco and Tufts University School of Medicine.
M.D., M.Sc, President and Chief Executive Officer Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP)