May 9, 2017
Paul R. Sierzenski, MD, MSHQS, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM, joined Renown Health as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Acute Services, reporting to Douglas G. Merrill, MD, MBA, Renown Chief Medical and Academic Officer.

Dr. Sierzenski brings more than two decades of experience in acute care, healthcare quality and safety and population health management. He has spent the last 17 years at Christiana Care Health System, a large integrated 1,100 bed multi-hospital health system in Newark/Wilmington, Delaware. After completing his Masters in Health Quality and Safety at the Thomas Jefferson College of Population Health, he served in several  leadership roles at Christiana including: Medical Director of Clinician Performed Imaging, Associate Physician Leader for Operations and Patient Safety, and  Quality Officer for Acute Medicine.

“I am honored to join the dedicated and patient-focused community of Renown,” said Dr. Sierzenski. “The opportunity to assist and support Renown care teams to improve the health, care delivery, and quality of care for northern Nevadans aligns directly with my passion for clinical care, quality improvement and population health.”

As one of the first clinical ultrasound fellows in the United States, Dr. Sierzenski spent the first decade of his career creating faculty, resident and fellow education and policies in Point-of-Care Ultrasound. He is a former board member of a large private emergency medicine group, Doctors for Emergency Services (DFES) and a founding member of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. His health policy work included consultancy and committee work for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the National Quality Forum (NQF).

Dr. Sierzenski earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He is board certified as an Emergency Physician, and certified as a registered diagnostic medical sonographer (RDMS). Dr. Sierzenski has been published extensively, and is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the Thomas Jefferson University/Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
About Renown Health
Renown Health is a locally governed and locally owned, not-for-profit integrated healthcare network serving Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is one of the region’s largest private employers with a workforce of more than 6,500. It comprises three acute care hospitals, a rehabilitation hospital, skilled nursing, the area’s most comprehensive medical group and urgent care network, and the region’s largest and only locally owned not-for-profit insurance company, Hometown Health. Renown has a long tradition of being the first in the region to successfully perform leading-edge medical procedures. For more information, visit

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