Dr. Arthur Kellermann is vice president and director of RAND Health. Before joining RAND, he was a professor of emergency medicine and public health and served as associate dean for health policy at the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta. Kellermann founded Emory's Department of Emergency Medicine and served as its first chair from 1999 to 2007. He established the Emory Center for Injury Control, and holds “excellence in science” awards from two organizations: the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section of the American Public Health Association.
A two-term member of the board of directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Kellermann was subsequently given the College's highest award for leadership. Elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 1999, Kellermann co-chaired the IOM Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance, which issued six reports on this topic between 2001 and 2004. He also served on the IOM's Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the U.S. Health System and the Committee on Effectiveness of National Biosurveillance Systems: BioWatch and the Public Health System.
As a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow (2006-07) Kellermann worked for the professional staff of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives. A clinician and researcher, he practiced and taught emergency medicine for more than 25 years in public teaching hospitals in Seattle, Washington; Memphis, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia.
An alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Dr. Kellermann earned his M.P.H. degree from the University of Washington in 1985, his M.D. degree from Emory University in 1980, and his B.S. degree, with distinction, from Rhodes College in 1976. His is board certified in the specialties of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine.
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