Mark McClellan is the Director of the Robert J Margolis Center for Health Policy and the Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine and Health Policy at Duke University. Prior to this, Mark was a Senior Fellow and Director of the Initiatives on Value and Innovation in Health Care at the Brookings Institution. His work focuses on strategies and policy reforms to improve health care, including such areas as accountable care, better evidence from real-world practice, and more effective drug and device innovation. A doctor and economist by training, he also has a highly distinguished record in public service and in academic research. Dr. McClellan is a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where he developed and implemented major reforms in health policy. These include the Medicare prescription drug benefit, Medicare and Medicaid payment reforms, the FDA’s Critical Path Initiative, and public-private initiatives to develop better information on the quality and cost of care.
Dr. McClellan is the founding chair and a current board member of the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA, is co-chair of the Quality Alliance Steering Committee, chairs the National Quality Forum’s partnership on clinician quality measurement, is a member of the Institute of Medicine, and is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has also served as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and senior director for health care policy at the White House, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Department of the Treasury. He was previously an associate professor of economics and medicine with tenure at Stanford University, and has twice received the Kenneth Arrow Award for Outstanding Research in Health Economics.