Conference Report: Increasing Organ Donation and Transplantation: The Challenge of Evaluation. APPENDIX: EXPERT PANEL

Christopher Bladen, M.Sc., has served a variety of posts in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, including Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy, Deputy to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy, and Director of the Division of Health Care Financing Policy. Mr. Bladen is now a private consultant.

Jacques Corman, M.D., FRCS (C), FACS, is a transplant surgeon at CHUM (Hospital Center Montreal University), and is a Full Professor of Surgery at the University of Montreal. A founder and former Chairman of Quebec-Transplant, Dr. Corman now serves as its Medical Director.

Ann Mongoven, Ph.D., is a Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University with a research interest in ethics, particularly medical ethics. Dr. Mongoven was formerly on the staff of the Physician Payment Review Commission, and last year served on a DHHS panel on issues in liver allocation.

Robert J. Rubin, M.D., is President and Chief Operating Officer of The Lewin Group, a health care policy and management consulting firm based in Fairfax, VA. In the early 1980s, Dr. Rubin served as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at DHHS. Dr. Rubin also holds an appointment as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Valerie Petit Setlow, Ph.D., is Deputy Director of the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research. She was formerly Director of the Division of Health Sciences Policy at the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Setlow also has a clinical appointment in Environmental Health Sciences at the Tulane School of Public Health.


Clifford Goodman, Ph.D., is a Senior Manager at The Lewin Group, and an international expert in medical technology assessment. Among his posts, Dr. Goodman directed the Institute of Medicine’s Council on Health Care Technology and coordinated projects at the Swedish health care technology assessment agency in Stockholm.