Grant Bagley, JD, MD


Grant Bagley, JD, MD, has accumulated almost 50 years of experience as a doctor and a lawyer. In addition to clinical practice, he was an assistant associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah, and chairman of the OB/GYN department at Holy Cross Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah. He was also medical director and CEO of the Utah Women’s Health Center. Since 2009, he has worked as a healthcare consultant.

In 1995, Bagley began work at the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), now known as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) holding the following positions: chief medical officer, Office of Physician and Ambulatory Care Policy, Bureau of Policy Development; acting director, Division of Physician Services, Office of Practitioner and Ambulatory Care, Bureau of Policy Development; and director, Coverage and Analysis Group, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality.

After leaving HCFA, Bagley became a partner in Arnold & Porter LLP’s health care law group.

Bagley has received a variety of honors and awards during his career, including an NIH special fellowship in biophysics and bioengineering, and a Pew Foundation fellowship in health policy planning and analysis from the RAND Corporation. He has served as an advisor to the AMA’s CPT committee and the AMA Relative Value Update committee.

Bagley received a BS in genetics from the University of Utah in 1961, and an MD from George Washington University in 1965. He has certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Legal Medicine.

Bagley received a JD in 1989 from University of Utah College of Law, and in 1990, he left medicine and began practicing law. From 1990 to 1991, he served as assistant attorney general for the State of Utah. From 1991 to 1995, he was a medical officer for the federal government, first at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and then for the Indian Health Service.