Medical Director for Health Policy and Quality
American College of Surgeons
Dr. Opelka is a physician executive serving as a medical director for the American College of Surgeons in health policy and quality. He has over 20 years experience in Washington DC in health care federal policy including areas of payment, performance measurement and national policy development and implementation. Dr. Opelka serves on several national committees within the National Quality Forum, the AMA’s Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement and the National Quality Assurance Committee. He also serves as the executive vice president for LSU Health in Louisiana. He reviews for five peer reviewed national and international journals as an expert in colorectal surgery.