National Mentoring Network (MNET) Mentor Profiles
Richard Stark, M.D.
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC
Research Interests: Access, Health Care Policy, Patient-Centered Care, Primary Care, Quality Measurement, Systems Modelling, Design, and Delivery
Richard C. Stark, MD is the Director of Primary Care Operations for the Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC. He oversees and supports the field in delivering quality-oriented, efficient, timely, safe and effective Primary Care to over 5.2 million Veterans across the country in almost 1000 sites of care. In this role, Dr. Stark has played an integral part in developing, leading and providing guidance to VA facilities on implementation of Patient-Aligned Care Teams (PACT), VA’s medical home model. In his 30+ year career with VA, Dr. Stark has served as a front line primary care provider as well as in VISN and national leadership roles in systems redesign, informatics, and primary care policy. He is a graduate of Colgate University and New Jersey Medical School, trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.