and the management infrastructure for ambulatory health care delivery. Dr. Book, a board certified family physician, received his Doctor of Medicine in 1971 from the University of Toronto and is a member of the American College of Physician Executives, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Robert M. Califf, MD is currently Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research, Director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, at the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. He has served as an editor for the first and second editions of the landmark textbook, Acute Coronary Care, published by Mosby, Inc., and is the Editor-in Chief of Mosby’s American Heart Journal. He graduated from Duke University, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in 1973 and from Duke University Medical School in 1978, where he was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine (1984) and Cardiology (1986) and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (1988). Dr. Califf has led the DCRI efforts for many of the best-known clinical trials in cardiovascular disease. He has served on the Cardiorenal Advisory Panel of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He also served on several IOM Committees. He is Director of coordinating center for the Centers for Education & Research in Therapeutics‘ (CERTs), a public-private partnership among the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the FDA, academia, the medical products industry, and consumer groups.
Charles Cutler, MD, MS has over 20 years of experience in leadership positions in managed care. Currently, he serves as Chief Medical Officer for the American Association of Health Plans Before joining AAHP, Dr. Cutler was with Prudential HealthCare where he filled two roles as Vice President, Medical Services and President of the Prudential Center for Health Care Research. After completing a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Hospitals, Dr. Cutler joined Rhode Island Group Health Association, a staff model HMO. He has practiced general internal medicine, taught medical students and residents at Brown University teaching hospitals, and has assumed a range of administrative positions beginning with Chief of Internal Medicine in 1979. Dr. Cutler was a Sloan Fellow at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, earning a Master of Management Science (the Sloan equivalent of an MBA) in 1989. He has received degrees from NYU (MD 1973) and the University of Chicago (AB 1969). He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Physician Executives, the International Society for Quality in Health Care, and the International Association of Technology Assessment in Health Care.
Helen Darling is president of the Washington Business Group on Health