Bruce Vladeck, Ph.D. will speak at the Brown Bag seminar on February 5th at 12:00 noon in the Institute’s conference room, 30 College Avenue. The title of his talk is “Health Care Costs: Why 90% of What You Know about It is Wrong.” Bruce Vladeck is a Principal in the Health Sciences Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP, and East Coast Director of its Academic Medical Center service line. He previously served as the Interim President of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Vladeck is also Chairman of the Board of the Primary Care Development Corporation, a member of the New York City Board of Health, and a Trustee of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation and the Medicare Rights Center. From 1993 through 1997, Dr. Vladeck was Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Vladeck’s long career in health care has included ten years as President of the United Hospital Fund of New York, and senior positions at Columbia University, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Mount Sinai Medical Center. From 1979 through 1982, he served as Assistant Commissioner of the New Jersey State Department of Health. He has also served on numerous boards and advisory committees in both the public and private sectors.
He received his BA, magna cum laude, from Harvard College, and an MA and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan.