Alan M. Garber, MD, PhD
Alan M. Garber, MD, PhD, is the Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor and a professor of medicine, as well as professor of economics and of health research and policy at Stanford Medical School. He directs the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at Stanford, and is a staff physician at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. He directed the Health Care Program of the National Bureau of Economic Research for its first 19 years of operation. He is a member of the Panel of Health Advisers of the Congressional Budget Office, and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, Garber has served as the chair of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) and as a member of the National Advisory Council on Aging (National Institutes of Health).
In 2003, Garber received an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His work addresses methods for improving health care delivery and financing, particularly for the elderly, and encompasses technology evaluation, analysis of the causes of health expenditure growth, and health care productivity. A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Garber received his PhD in economics from Harvard University and an MD with research honors from Stanford School of Medicine. He was a medical intern and resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University.