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Steven A. Schroeder, M.D. Print E-mail

Dr. Steve Schroeder was elected to the board in April 2004. Dr. Schroeder is a Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, Department of Medicine, at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also directs the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center. The center, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Legacy Foundation, works with leaders of American health professional organizations and health care institutions to increase the rate at which patients who smoke are offered help to quit. Between 1990 and 2002, Schroeder was President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. During his term, the foundation made grant expenditures of almost $4 billion in pursuit of its mission of improving the health and health care of the American people. Schroeder graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Medical School, and trained in internal medicine at the Harvard Medical Service of Boston City Hospital and in epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has published extensively, with over 300 publications in the fields of clinical medicine, health care financing and organization, prevention, public health and the workforce. He currently serves as a member of the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine; and is a director of The Robina Foundation, the Haas and Gardner Centers of Stanford University, and the Health Care Services Board of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. He was formerly Chairman of the American Legacy Foundation, President of the Harvard Medical Alumni Association, Overseer of Harvard College and a member of the Council of the Institute of Medicine. He has six honorary doctoral degrees and numerous awards.

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