Gary Filerman

Gary Filerman is President of the Atlas Health Foundation.  Previously, he served as professor and chair of the Department of Health Systems Administration in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University, where he was also a professor in the Department of International Health.

Dr. Filerman's earlier career included 28 years as president of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration during which he worked to develop professional management for health services in over 30 countries. He has also served as associate director of the Pew Health Professions Commission, senior health advisor at the Academy for Educational Development and interim chair of health management and policy at The George Washington University.

Dr. Filerman's work has been supported by the W. K. Kellogg, Robert Wood Johnson, Rockefeller and American Legacy Foundations. He has worked with the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation on private sector participation in health and on health sector reform in Romania. He was founding editor and serves on the board of the Journal of Health Administration Education and has published over 60 articles, books and monographs. The Filerman Prize, the leading recognition in professional education for the field, was established in 1993.