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Mark McClellan, MD PhD
Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Following Senate confirmation by unanimous voice vote, Dr. Mark McClellan was sworn in as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on March 25, 2004. Dr. McClellan previously served as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration beginning in November 2002, following Senate confirmation by unanimous consent. During 2001 and 2002, Dr. McClellan served in the White House as a Member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, where he advised on domestic economic issues and was a senior policy director for health care and related economic issues. From 1998-99, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy, where he supervised economic analysis and policy development on a wide range of domestic policy issues.

Dr. McClellan is on leave from Stanford University, where he was Associate Professor of Economics and Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford Medical School. At Stanford Medical School, Dr. McClellan was a practicing internist and Director of the Program on Health Outcomes Research. He was also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Additionally, he was a Member of the National Cancer Policy Board of the National Academy of Sciences, Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Economics, and co-Principal Investigator of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), a longitudinal study of the health and economic well-being of older Americans.

Dr. McClellan’s research studies have addressed measuring and improving the quality of health care, the economic and policy factors influencing medical treatment decisions and health outcomes, estimating the effects of medical treatments, technological change in health care and its consequences for health and medical expenditures, and the relationship between health and economic well-being. He has twice received the Arrow Award for Outstanding Research in Health Economics, and he is a Member of the Institute of Medicine. He earned his MD degree from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and his PhD in Economics from MIT. A board-certified Internal Medicine physician, Dr. McClellan completed his residency training in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. McClellan is married to Stephanie and has twin five-year old daughters.

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