Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Jack Rowe

Jack Rowe is a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Previously, he served as chairman and CEO of Aetna Inc., one of the nation’s leading health care and related benefits organizations, from 2000-2006. He is former president and CEO of Mount Sinai NYU Health, one of the nation’s largest academic health care organizations; prior to the Mount Sinai-NYU Health merger, he was president of the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He was a professor of medicine and founding director of the Division on Aging at the Harvard Medical School, as well as Chief of Gerontology at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. Currently, he leads the MacArthur Foundation’s Initiative on An Aging Society and chairs the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans. He was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation and is a former member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. He chairs the Board of Trustees at the University of Connecticut and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. He received an MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and BS from Canisius College.

Rowe is Founding Chairman of the Center on Longevity’s Advisory Council.