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Dr. Patrick V. Bailey

Director for Healthcare Policy

Patrick V. Bailey, MD, MLS, JD, FACS is the Director for Healthcare Policy at the Goldwater Institute. Prior to joining the team, he served for 10 years as Medical Director in the Division of Advocacy and Health Policy of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Bailey was in active clinical practice as a pediatric surgeon for almost 20 years, last practicing at Maricopa Medical Center (now Valley Wise Health) in Phoenix.

A graduate of Arkansas State University and the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis, Dr. Bailey completed his general surgery and surgical critical care residencies at St. Louis University, and a pediatric surgery residency at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. He remains board certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery.

Following three years of active-duty military service, he served on the faculty of the surgery departments at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, the University of South Dakota, the University of Arizona-Phoenix, and the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences.

He was honorably discharged as a Captain from the Navy Reserve.

In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Bailey holds a Master of Legal Studies degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.


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