As Worldwide Executive Director, Paul is responsible for implementing the association’s strategic plan and directing DIA’s global operations. He brings to DIA 30 years of executive experience with specialized expertise in health policy, medical society management, and health care administration. He has a proven track record of successfully leading global member-driven associations, developing quality education programs, building coalitions and alliances, and opening doors to new relationships.
Prior to DIA, Paul served as Executive Vice President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), an association of 7,000 reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgeons, where he worked in partnership with elected leaders to advance the society’s programs, public education, and health policy agenda. In addition, he recently served (2008-09) as Chair of the Board of ASAE’s Center for Association Leadership. From 1997-2002, Paul was Executive Director for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), an international society representing a sub-specialty of radiology that uses image guidance to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures. Prior to SIR, Paul served as Executive Director for the Clinical Laboratory Management Association, Assistant Vice President for the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Executive Director for Maxicare Philadelphia, and Deputy Director for the US Public Health Service Outpatient Clinic in New York City. Paul received his BA in English Literature and MBA in Health Administration from Temple University.