Paul vanOstenberg is currently the Vice President of International Accreditation, Standards and Measurement for Joint Commission International, which includes responsibility for the Department of Standards Development and Interpretation and the International Accreditation program.
Dr. vanOstenberg served as the first Managing Director for the JCI European office and as the first Managing Director for the JCI Asia Pacific Office in Singapore prior to returning to JCI headquarters in November 2007. He was appointed as the first Executive Director of International Accreditation in 1998 and was responsible for the development of international standards and survey methods, and the promotion of accreditation around the world as an effective quality tool. Previously, he served as the Director of the Department of Standards at The Joint Commission.
Dr. vanOsternberg has held various other positions which include Executive Director of the Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry, as well as executive positions at American Association of Hospital Dentists, Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and American Society for Geriatric Dentistry. He has also held clinical staff appointments at the University of North Carolina Hospital, University of Virginia Hospital, several Veterans hospitals, and a Tuberculosis Sanatorium. He was also Director of the Dental Residency Program at North Carolina Memorial Hospital.
Dr. vanOstenberg earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He also received a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, and a Masters in Gerontology and Health Administration from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.