Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD

Co-Chairman, Accountable Care Learning Collaborative

Dr. Mark McClellan is the Co-Chairman of the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative as well as the new director for the Duke Margolis Center. Dr, McClellan will also be the Robert J. Margolis MD Professor of Business, Medicine and Health Policy. A physician and economist, McClellan is a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

He is also a former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where he oversaw development of the Medicare prescription drug benefit, the FDA’s Critical Path Initiative and public-private initiatives on improving the quality of care and reducing its costs. Dr. McClellan previously served as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and senior director for health care policy at the White House, and was an associate professor of economics and medicine at Stanford University.Dr. McClellan chairs the National Academy of Medicine’s Leadership Consortium for Value and Science-Driven Health Care, co-chairs the guiding committee of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, directs the Merkin Initiative on Payment Reform and Clinical Leadership, is a senior adviser on health policy for the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, and is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Dr. McClellan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, then earned a medical degree from the Harvard University–Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Division of Health Sciences and Technology, a Ph.D. in economics from MIT and a master of public administration from Harvard. Dr. McClellan has been board-certified in internal medicine and a practicing internist during his career.