Speaker's BiographyMark McClellan
Senior Fellow, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution; former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Mark McClellan is director and a senior fellow of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and the Leonard D. Schaeffer chair in health policy studies at the Brookings Institution. At the center, his work focuses on promoting high-quality, innovative and affordable health care. A doctor and economist by training, he has a distinguished record in public service and academic research. McClellan is a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, where he developed and implemented major reforms in health policy. These include the Medicare prescription drug benefit, the FDA's Critical Path Initiative and public-private initiatives to develop better information on the quality and cost of care. McClellan chairs the FDA's Reagan-Udall Foundation, is a member of the Institute of Medicine, and is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He previously served on the President's Council of Economic Advisers and was an associate professor of economics and medicine at Stanford University.