Dr. John (Jack) Billi, MD
Professor of Integrative Systems and Design, College of Engineering
Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs
Professor of Internal Medicine and Learning Health Sciences, Medical School
Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
Dr. Billi's research and management interests are in health services delivery, the use of lean thinking to improve quality and efficiency, the use of evidence-based guidelines, population health, clinical practice transformation tied to performance-based differential reimbursement, and conflict of interest management.
Dr. Billi is active in many statewide and regional initiatives to improve quality and efficiency of care, especially the use of community consortia to support coordinated quality improvement. In addition to other positions, he chairs the Michigan State Medical Society's (MSMS) Committee on Health Care Quality, Efficiency and Economics. He serves on the MSMS Board of Directors and chaired the Board's Health Care Delivery Committee from 2009 to 2012. He co-chairs the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium (MQIC) Medical Director's committee which endorses evidence-based practice guidelines and coordinates implementation across 13 health plans representing over six million members.
Dr. Billi leads the Michigan Quality System (MQS), the Michigan Medicine business strategy to transform clinical, academic and administrative functions through development and deployment of a uniform scientific problem solving model at all levels. Dr Billi directs workshops on lean thinking in healthcare delivery, including a joint lean healthcare educational program with a nationwide draw with the UM College of Engineering's Integrative Systems + Design.
For over 25 years, Dr. Billi has been active nationally on American Heart Association (AHA) committees that develop guidelines and educational programs for cardiac resuscitation. He currently serves on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). In addition, Dr. Billi co-leads conflict of interest management activities for ILCORs science consensus process.
Dr. Billi has received many awards throughout his career, including the Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC) Symond R. Gottlieb Award from GDAHC for longstanding collaboration and service to the health council and the Southeast Michigan community, and the Presidential Citation from the Michigan State Medical Society in recognition of distinguished service.
Dr. Billi received his M.D. degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo in 1977. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in 1981. Dr. Billi practices as a general internist in a primary care clinic at the University of Michigan.