Dr. Shari M. Ling is the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Medical Officer in the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ). Dr. Ling is a Geriatrician and Rheumatologist who received her medical training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Ling received her clinical training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at Georgetown University Medical Center, and completed Geriatric Medicine training at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining the National Institute on Aging as a Clinician to study human aging and age associated chronic diseases with attention to musculoskeletal conditions and morbidity function for 8 years, she served on faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She also served as the Clinical Services Co-director of the Andrus Older Adult Counseling Center. Dr. Ling maintains an affiliation as a part-time faculty member in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and as a volunteer faculty member of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Maryland and continues to see patients at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Baltimore. Dr. Ling’s focus is on the achievement of meaningful health outcomes through delivery of high quality person-centered care, with special interests in the care of persons with dementia, multiple chronic conditions, functional limitations, and reducing health disparities.