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Derick P. Pasternack

Derick P. Pasternak

Senior Consultant


  • Over 35 years of experience in health care
  • Over 14 years as a health care executive
  • Managing Director, Joint Commission International, Middle East Office 2006-2009
  • Expertise in patient safety, quality measurement and management, and medical staff
  • Speaks French, German, Hungarian, and Spanish

Dr. Derick Pasternak has consulted in the Middle East, India, Asia-Pacific, Eastern and Western Europe, and Latin America. He established the Dubai office of Joint Commission International in 2006 and managed it for three years, covering the Middle East, North Africa, and India.

Dr. Pasternak is the author of several articles and electronic publications on the subject of health care quality and medical management. He actively participated in the development of the World Health Organization's standards for HIV/AIDS services. Dr. Pasternak was Clinical Associate Professor at the Medical Schools of the University of New Mexico and University of Illinois; he was also Clinical Professor of Healthcare management at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

Professional Experience

  • CEO, Lovelace Health Systems of Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Commanding Officer, 807th US Army Hospital (U.S. Army Reserve)
  • Senior Executive, Providence Health System, Seattle, WA, USA
  • CEO, Medalia Healthcare, Inc., Seattle, WA, USA

Professional Affiliations or Certifications

  • Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist
  • Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives (FACPE)
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP)


  • Doctor of Medicine, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Master of Business Administration, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA