Myths and Truths of American Health Care
Dr. Arthur Garson, University of Virginia Professor of Public Health Sciences and Director of the Center for Health Policy
Both before and after the recent elections, a great deal of information – and mis-information was given to the public about health, healthcare, and reform. In this interactive discussion, Garson will examine the sound bites that on their surface seemed perfectly reasonable – but were not completely true in topics such as Medicare, health care and the economy.
Dr. Garson teaches health policy in the medical school curriculum, develops new cross-Grounds initiatives in health policy, and serves as special consultant to the UVa Office of Development.
Dr. Garson was previously Executive Vice President and Provost and before that served as Vice President and Dean of the Medical School. He is a national leader in health care reform efforts, and has served on the White House Panel on Health Policy, and as President of the American College of Cardiology and Chair of the AHRQ National Advisory Council. Dr. Garson is a member of the Institute of Medicine.
Garson graduated (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude) from Princeton University in 1970 and received his M.D. from Duke University. He completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, becoming chief of pediatric cardiology in 1988. In 1992, he received a master's degree in public health from the University of Texas Houston. From 1992 to 1995, he was associate vice chancellor for health affairs and professor in the Sanford Institute of Public Policy. In 1995, he returned to Houston to be Baylor College of Medicine's dean for academic operations. He was also vice president of Texas Children's Hospital.
He has been a visiting professor in more than 100 institutions and is on the faculty of the Children's Hospital in Paris. He is the author of more than 450 publications and eight books, including "Health Care Half Truths: Too Many Myths, Not Enough Reality." Learn more.
May 1, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
$25 (includes lunch)
In partnership with
Event underwritten by:
E. Stuart James Grant Trust