2011 Advisory Board

The Institute’s Advisory Board is composed of leaders in medicine, academia, and business with substantive knowledge of healthcare delivery and organization, healthcare policy, and the delivery of surgical services. Dr. Michael E. Johns is the Chairman of the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board meets annually to review the work of the Institute and provide guidance for future research and policy priorities. The next Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for for January 2010 in Chapel Hill, NC.

Michael M.E. Johns, MD (Chairman)
Chancellor, Emory University

John Birkmeyer, MD
Director, Michigan Surgical Collaborative for Outcomes Research & Evaluation

Enriqueta Bond, PhD
President Emeritus, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Kathleen Buto, MPH
Vice President, Health Policy and Government Affairs, Johnson & Johnson

Mark R. Chassin, MD, MPP, MPH
President, The Joint Commission

Edward E. Cornwell, III, MD, FACS, FCCM
LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., MD Professor and Chairman of Surgery , Howard University College of Medicine

Helen Darling, MS
President, National Business Group on Health

Don E. Detmer, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, American Medical Informatics Association

E. Christopher Ellison, MD, FACS
Chair, Department of Surgery; Associate Vice President for Health Sciences; and Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs, Ohio State University Medical Center

Richard Knapp, PhD
Executive Vice President, Office of Governmental Relations, Association of American Medical Colleges

Kenneth E. MacWilliams, MBA   
Founder and President, Woodrow Wilson Associates

Aaron McKethan, PhD
Director of Beacon Communities Program, Office of the National Coordinator for HIT, US DHHS

David B. Nash, MD
Professor and Chairman of the Department of Health Policy, Jefferson Medical College

Marshall Z. Schwartz, MD
Chief, Pediatric Surgery, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

John Santa, MD
Director, Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center, Consumers Union

Howard M. Snyder, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD
Chair, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Special Consultants to the ACS Health Policy Research Institute also include Dr. Anthony Meyer, Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina's School of Medicine and Lord Bernie Ribeiro, immediate past president of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.