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Bruce C. Vladeck    

Senior Advisor to Nexera, Inc.

Dr. Bruce C. Vladeck is Senior Advisor to Nexera, Inc., a wholly owned consulting subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association.

A nationally recognized expert on health care policy, health care financing and long-term care, Dr. Vladeck brings unparalleled experience, a unique perspective, and unusual wit to the issues surrounding the future of healthcare and of Medicare and Medicaid, specifically.

Dr. Vladeck has been a consultant to a wide range of healthcare and other nonprofit organizations. He has written and spoken extensively on healthcare and Medicare issues, and his experience and expertise permit him to tailor his presentations for a wide variety of audiences.

He serves on a number of boards and has held important posts at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and other healthcare related institutions.

Vladeck formerly served as Bruce C. Vladeck is Professor of Health Policy and Geriatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He is also a member of the New York City Board of Health, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Primary Care Development Corporation, and Chairman of Senior Health Partners, a managed long-term care program. He is a Trustee of Ascension Health, the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, the National Academy of Social Insurance, and the Medicare Rights Center.

He served for four years in the mid-1990s as the Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he directed Medicare and Medicaid.

During his tenure, he revitalized agency morale and performance, oversaw the most extensive reorganization in the agency’s history, and brought significant innovations to its programs.

Before joining the federal government, Dr. Vladeck served ten years as President of the United Hospital Fund of New York. He has also held positions on the faculty of Columbia University, at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and, from 1979 through 1982, as Assistant Commissioner of the New Jersey State Department of Health.

At the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, to which he was elected in 1986, Dr. Vladeck chaired the Committee on Health Care for Homeless People. Among many other honors and awards, Dr. Vladeck received the 1995 National Public Service Award, the 1996 Hubert H. Humphrey Award of the American Political Science Association, and the 1998 President’s Award of the American Society on Aging.

A nationally-recognized expert on health care policy, health care financing, and long-term care, Dr. Vladeck has published widely, perhaps most notably in his book, Unloving Care: The Nursing Home Tragedy (Basic Books: 1980).

He received his BA, magna cum laude, from Harvard College, and an MA and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

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