Washington, DC

Executive Director, Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC)

Represented: Patients, Caregivers, and Patient Advocates

Sara Traigle van Geertruyden counsels and manages PIPC, a diverse group of healthcare organizations representing patients, healthcare providers, researchers and innovators, and other groups to promote comparative effectiveness research that supports patient access, informed healthcare decision-making and continued medical progress. In this role, she is responsible for assuring that the voice of PIPC’s members is heard by those implementing CER programs, including PCORI. She came to PIPC as a healthcare and welfare policy expert with 14 years of experience. Previously, she worked for former Senator John Breaux from 1996-2003. In 2003, she joined the healthcare policy group at Patton Boggs LLP, and in 2011 she joined Thorn Run Partners. She received a BA from Wake Forest University and a JD from Catholic University.

Traigle van Geertruyden served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement from April 2014 - April 2017.

Conflicts of Interest

As of November 3, 2016:

Financial Associations

  • Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC), Client and Executive Director, Self

Personal Associations

  • Center for Adoption Support and Education, Board Member, Self


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