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Biosketches Gail L. Warden, M.H.A., FACHE, Committee Chair is president and chief executive officer of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. Before joining Henry Ford Health System in April 1988, Mr. Warden served as president and chief executive officer of Group Health Coopera- tive of Puget Sound in Seattle from 1981 to 1988. Prior to that he was executive vice president of the American Hospital Association from 1976 to 1981, and from 1965 to 1976 he served as executive vice president and chief operations officer of Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Mr. Warden is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He has served on its Board of Health Care Services and the Committee on the Quality of Health Care in America. He served two terms on the IOM's Governing Council. He is chairman of the National Forum on Health Care Quality Measurement and Reporting, chairman of the Healthcare Research and Development Institute, and chairman of the newly created National Center for Healthcare Leader- ship. Mr. Warden cochairs the National Advisory Committee on Pursu- ing Perfection: Raising the Bar for Health Care Performance. He is a mem- ber of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Board, and the RAND Health Board of Advisors. He is director emeritus and past chairman of the Board of the National Committee on Quality Assurance. In 1997 President Clinton ap- pointed him to the Federal Advisory Commission on Consumer Protec- tion and Quality in the Health Care Industry. In 1995 Mr. Warden served 30
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BIOSKETCHES 31 as chairman of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees. He served as a member of the Pew Health Professions Commission, the Na- tional Commission on Civic Renewal, and past chairman of the Health Research and Education Trust Board of Directors. Throughout his career, Mr. Warden has received several significant awards from Yale University, Modern Health Care Magazine, the Na- tional Committee for Quality Assurance, the American Hospital Associa- tion, the Health Research and Educational Trust, and the American Col- lege of Health Care Executives among others. Mr. Warden is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds a master's degree in health care management from the University of Michigan. He has an honorary doctorate in public administration from Central Michi- gan University. Karen Davis, Ph.D. is president of the Commonwealth Fund, a na- tional philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues. She assumed the presidency of this foundation in 1995. Dr. Davis is a nationally recognized economist, with a distinguished career in public policy and research. Before joining the Fund, she served as chair- man of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, where she also held an appointment as professor of economics. She served as deputy assistant secretary for health policy in the Department of Health and Human Ser- vices from 1977 to 1980 and was the first woman to head a U.S. Public Health Service agency. Dr. Davis has published a number of significant books, monographs, and articles on health and social policy issues. She is a member of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQj, a member of the President's Steering Committee for the Initiative to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health, serves on the ad-hoc Advisory Committee of the National Library of Medicine, is a past president of the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy (formerly AHSR) and an AHSRHP distinguished fellow, and is a member of the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. She is a member of the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Advisory Com- mittee for the Center for Women's Health, a member of the Overseer's Committee to Visit the School of Public Health, Harvard College, a mem- ber of the American Hospital Association's Commission on Workforce, and a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia University, School of Nursing. Dr. Davis is the recipient of the 2000 Baxter-Allegiance Founda- tion Prize for Health Services Research. Prior to her government career, Dr. Davis was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., a visiting lecturer at Harvard
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32 FOSTERING RAPID ADVANCES IN HEALTH CARE University, and an assistant professor of economics at Rice University. She received her doctoral degree in economics from Rice University, which recognized her achievements with a Distinguished Alumna award in 1991. Arthur Carson, fr., M.D., M.P.H. is currently vice president and dean of the University of Virginia's School of Medicine, and until tune 2002 he served as the senior vice president and academic dean for operations at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Carson graduated from Princeton University in 1970 and received his M.D. from Duke University in 1974, remaining there for his pediatric residency. In 1979, he completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and joined its faculty in 1985. He was named chief of pediatric cardiology in 1988. In 1992, he received a master's degree in public health, specializing in health policy and health care finance, from the University of Texas in Houston and was recruited to Duke University to be associate vice chancellor of health affairs. While there, he spent most of his time in health policy. Three years later he returned to Houston and became senior vice president and dean for academic operations at Baylor and vice president of Texas Children's Hospital. In 2000, he was the president of the American Col- lege of Cardiology. William L. Roper, M.D., Ph.D. is dean of the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Before joining UNC in fuly 1997, Dr. Roper was senior vice president and chief medical officer at Prudential Healthcare. In that capacity, he was responsible for medical management services for all Prudential health plans, including functions of quality improvement and health care information management. Before going to Prudential, Dr. Roper was director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), served on the senior White House staff, and was administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA, now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Dr. Roper is a past president of the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy (formerly the Association for Health Services Research) and chairman of Partnership for Prevention. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and serves on its Council and was also chair of the Committee on the National Quality Report on Health Care Delivery. Dr. Roper received his M.D. from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and his M.P.H. from the University of Alabama at Birming- ham School of Public Health. William M. Sage, M.D., l.D. is professor of law at Columbia Univer- sity, where he teaches courses in health law and regulatory theory and the
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BIOSKETCHES 33 professions. Professor Sage's areas of expertise are managed care, health care information, antitrust, medical malpractice, insurance coverage de- terminations, and the regulation of health care professionals. He currently serves as principal investigator for the Project on Medical Liability in Pennsylvania, a two-year study funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Pro- fessor Sage's other major research project, supported by an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foun- dation, involves antitrust and regulatory oversight of quality in health care. Profesor Sage writes frequently for leading legal, health policy, and clinical journals, including the Columbia Law Review, JAMA, Health Affairs, and the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, for which he recently co- edited a special issue entitled "Kenneth Arrow and the Changing Eco- nomics of Health Care." He is a member of the editorial board of Health Affairs. Professor Sage received his A.B. from Harvard College in 1982 and his medical and law degrees from Stanford University in 1988. He com- pleted an internship at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in San Diego and served as a resident in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty in 1995, Professor Sage practiced corporate and securities law at O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles and, in 1993, headed four working groups of the White House Task Force on Health Care Reform. Edward H. Shortliffe, M.D., Ph.D. is professor and chair of the De- partment of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He was formerly professor of medicine and of computer science at Stanford University. He received an A.B. in applied mathematics from Harvard College in 1970, a Stanford Ph.D. in medical information sciences in 1975, and an M.D. at Stanford in 1976. During the early-1970s, he was principal developer of the medical expert system known as MYCIN. After a pause for internal medicine house-staff training at Harvard and Stanford between 1976 and 1979, he joined the Stanford internal medicine faculty where he served as chief of general internal medicine from 1988-1995 and directed an active research program in clinical information systems development. He spearheaded the forma- tion of a Stanford graduate degree program in biomedical informatics and divided his time between clinical medicine and biomedical informatics research. In January 2000, he assumed his new post at Columbia Univer- sity, where he is also deputy vice president for Strategic Information Re- sources for the Health Sciences, professor of medicine, professor of com- puter science, and director of medical informatics services for the New York-Presbyterian Health Care System.
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34 FOSTERING RAPID ADVANCES IN HEALTH CARE Dr. Shortliffe is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (where he serves on the IOM executive council), the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Clinical and Climatological Association. He has also been elected to fellowship in the American College of Medical Informatics, the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, and the American College of Physicians (ACP). He was a member of the Board of Regents of the ACP from 1996-2002, is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Bio- medical Informatics, and serves on the editorial boards for several other medical informatics publications. He is a member of the National Com- mittee for Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), and has served on the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) and the Advisory Board for the Internet II Project. He has also served on the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (National Research Council), the Biomedical Library Review Committee (National Library of Medicine), and was recipient of a research career development award from the latter agency. In addition, he received the Grace Murray Hopper Award of the Association for Computing Machinery in 1976 and has been a Henry I. Kaiser Family Foundation Faculty Scholar in general internal . . . mealcme.
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