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BPC Adds Lee Fleisher as Senior Advisor

Washington, DC – The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Health Program is pleased to welcome Dr. Lee Fleisher to the team as a senior advisor.

For the last three years, Dr. Fleisher served as the chief medical officer and director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he was responsible for executing all national clinical, quality, and safety standards for health care facilities and providers. While at CMS, he was a member of the thought leadership team transitioning health care toward value and equity, as well as a member of the CMS/HHS executive team implementing the pandemic response. He also oversaw the decision regarding the Medicare coverage of monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Dr. Fleisher received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, completing his residency in anesthesiology at Yale University. He continues to serve as an emeritus professor of anesthesiology and critical care and a senior fellow at the Leonard David Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

“Lee’s expertise, especially in the area of health care payment and value, will be a tremendous help to the work of the Health Program and our efforts to provide sound policy recommendations to Congress,” said Health Program Executive Director Marilyn Serafini. “We look forward to the innovative ideas Dr. Fleisher can contribute to the team.”

”I am very excited to join the Bipartisan Policy Center and provide the insights I have gleaned from my time in government and my continued research and clinical practice,” said Dr. Fleisher. “Together, I know we can script a healthier future and pursue policies that improve health care for every patient.”

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