organizations. He was a member of MedPAC from 2000 to 2009 and its vice chair from 2001 to 2008. He is a member of the IOM.


John W. Rowe, M.D., is professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. From 2000 until late 2006, he served as chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc., one of the nation’s leading health care and related benefits organizations. Before his tenure at Aetna, from 1998 to 2000, Dr. Rowe served as president and CEO of Mount Sinai NYU Health, one of the nation’s largest academic health care organizations. From 1988 to 1998, prior to the Mount Sinai–NYU Health merger, he was president of the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Before joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Rowe was a professor of medicine and founding director of the Division on Aging at Harvard Medical School, as well as chief of gerontology at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. He has authored more than 200 scientific publications, mainly on the physiology of the aging process, including a leading textbook of geriatric medicine, in addition to more recent publications on health care policy. Dr. Rowe has received many honors and awards for his research and health policy efforts regarding care of the elderly. He was director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Aging and is coauthor, with Robert Kahn, Ph.D., of Successful Aging (Pantheon, 1998). Currently, Dr. Rowe leads the MacArthur Foundation’s Network on an Aging Society. In addition, he is a former member of MedPAC, has served as president of the Gerontological Society of America, and chaired the IOM’s Committee on the Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans. He is a member of the IOM.


Bruce C. Vladeck, Ph.D., is senior advisor to Nexera Consulting. He is also chairman of the board of the Medicare Rights Center, a member of the New York City Board of Health, and a director of the March of Dimes and Independence Care Systems. Dr. Vladeck is a nationally recognized expert on health care policy, health care financing, and long-term care. From 1993 through 1997, he was administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) within HHS. Subsequently, he was appointed by President Clinton to the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare. Dr. Vladeck’s career in health care has included 10 years as president of the United Hospital Fund of New York and senior positions at Columbia University, the New Jersey State Department of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Mount Sinai Medical Center. In 2006–2007, he served as interim president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He previously chaired the IOM’s Committee on Health Care for the Homeless (1991–1992). He is a member of the IOM



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