recognition of this research, he was named the Edwin L. Crosby Memorial Fellow by the Hospital Research and Educational Trust in 1992. Dr. Burns has also published several papers on the array of vehicles for integrating physicians and hospitals, the structure and performance of physician networks, the market forces that shape the growth of group practices and investor-owned networks, and the organizational options for physicians in a consolidating industry. In addition to this research, Dr. Burns has conducted extensive analyses of the Allegheny Health Education & Research Foundation bankruptcy, and is now completing a book on the bankruptcy and the Philadelphia hospital market. He has completed a book on supply chain management in the health care industry, titled The Health Care Value Chain (Jossey-Bass, 2002). The study focuses on the strategic alliances and partnerships developing between pharmaceutical firms and distributors, disposable manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, group purchasing organizations, and organized delivery systems. He has also completed a companion volume, The Business of Healthcare Innovation (Cambridge University Press, 2005), which examines the market structure and trends in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and information system sectors of the global health care industry. Dr. Burns received an Investigator Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the reasons for failure in organizational change efforts by health care providers. Dr. Burns served on the editorial board of Health Services Research. He is a past member of the Grant Review Study Section for the Agency for Health Care Policy & Research. He is also a life fellow of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge. He received his doctorate in sociology and his M.B.A. in health administration from the University of Chicago. Dr. Burns served on the IOM Board on Health Care Services from 2003 to 2006.

Emmanuel G. Cassimatis, M.D., is president and chief executive officer of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) and chair of the board of directors of the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research, a separate, nonprofit foundation of the ECFMG. Prior to joining the ECFMG on July 1, 2009, he served as the vice president for affiliations and international affairs and the associate dean for clinical affairs and professor of psychiatry, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, USUHS. In addition to his duties at the ECFMG, Dr. Cassimatis continues to serve as professor of psychiatry at the USUHS School of Medicine. Dr. Cassimatis served on active duty with the U.S. Army for more than 25 years. His military assignments included tours as director of psychiatric residency training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, psychiatry consultant to the Army Surgeon General, and director of medical education for the U.S. Army Medical Department. His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Legion

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