Board Members

John W. Rowe

John Rowe, MD, is the Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. From 2000 until late 2006, Dr. Rowe served as Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Rowe served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mount Sinai NYU Health, one of the nation’s largest academic healthcare organizations. Earlier, Dr. Rowe was a Professor of Medicine and the founding Director of the Division on Aging at the Harvard Medical School, as well as Chief of Gerontology at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. Widely honored for his research and health policy efforts on care of the elderly, he was Director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Aging and currently leads the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on An Aging Society. Dr. Rowe was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and Lincoln Center Theater. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the University of Connecticut and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.