Minnesota Medical School for five years. He then served as Professor of Surgery and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University Medical School for 10 years, before returning to Duke in 1994. Dr. Anderson is a member of several professional societies and the recipient of several NIH honors and awards.
Pamela G.Bailey is President of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association and the largest medical technology association in the world. AdvaMed represents more than 800 innovators and manufacturers of medical devices, diagnostic products, and medical information systems. As president, Bailey is responsible for developing and implementing legislative and grassroots policy and communication strategies in the health policy arena in order to ensure patients receive timely access to life-saving, life-enhancing medical technologies throughout the world. Bailey has been involved in health care public policy, government relations, and communications for over 30 years. She has worked in the public and private sectors in support of market-based health care reforms. Prior to joining AdvaMed, Bailey served from 1988 to 1999 as president of the Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a group of over 50 health care industry chief executives— leaders from the hospital, health plan, pharmaceutical, technology, and physician/nurse sectors. Initiated in 1988, HLC is the exclusive forum for the leadership of the health care industry to jointly develop policies, plans, and programs to accomplish their goals on public policy issues. During the early 1970s, Bailey was a member of the White House staff, rising from a research assistant to the President to Assistant Director of the Domestic Council. From 1975 to 1981, she was director of government relations for the American Hospital Supply Corporation, and from 1981 to 1983, she was Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She joined the White House staff again in 1983 as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Affairs. In 1987, she was named President of the National Committee for Quality Health Care (NCQHC).
James S.Benson is the Executive Vice President, Technology and Regulatory Affairs, at the Health Industry Manufacturers Association. Prior to joining HIMA in 1993, Mr. Benson held various positions at the Food and Drug Administration, most recently as the Director for the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. In 1988, Mr. Benson was enlisted as Deputy Commissioner, with his appointment as Acting FDA Commissioner following in 1989. He held this position for one year, when he resumed the role of Deputy Commissioner. He received a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland and an M.S. degree in nuclear engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Mr. Benson is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Society for Artificial and Internal Organs. He also serves on the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Research and Development of Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices, as well as on the National Cancer Institute’s Technology Evaluation