David Blumenthal

David Blumenthal
  • President
    The Commonwealth Fund

Degrees, medical and public policy, Harvard Univ; residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Former physician and founding director, Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare System and Harvard Medical School; Senior VP, Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital; Exec. Director, Center for Health Policy and Management; Lecturer, Kennedy School of Government; professional staff, Senator Edward Kennedy's Senate Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research. Until 2011, National Coordinator, Health Information Technology under President Barack Obama. Currently Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine and Professor of Healthcare Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare System and Harvard Medical School. Member, Institute of Medicine; former Board Member and National Correspondent, New England Journal of Medicine. Founding Chairman, AcademyHealth. Author: +250 publications; book Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office. Awards: Doctor of Humane Letters, Rush University.