During his fellowship with The King's Fund, Dennis will be co-directing a study funded by the US-based Aetna Foundation on care co-ordination models for people with chronic complex conditions in the UK and implications for the American health care system.
Dennis is a health systems consultant with a global practice specialising in care integration. In addition, he has an adjunct appointment as Professor of Medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Canada. He previously directed a number of academic centres on ageing while on the faculties of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology and Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Prior to his academic career, Dennis held several senior leadership positions at a teaching nursing home, continuum of care health system, health maintenance organisation, and hospital. He is well known for his pioneering work as the CEO of the Elderplan Social HMO pilot.
Dennis is the author of a number of publications on integrated care, serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Integrated Care, and is co-founder of the International Foundation for Integrated Care. He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and received the 1999 Key Award in Gerontological Health Policy, Practice, Research and Education from the American Public Health Association.