JOHN (JACK) ROWE, FOUNDING CHAIRMAN
Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
From 2000 until his retirement in late 2006, Dr. Rowe served as Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc., one of the nation’s leading health care and related benefits organizations. Before his tenure at Aetna, 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 health care organizations. From 1988 to 1998, 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. Before joining Mount Sinai, he 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. Currently, Dr. Rowe chairs the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on an Aging Society and chairs the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Aging, Disability and Independence. 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. In addition, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation and is a former member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). Dr. Rowe is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Rowe is Founding Chairman of the Center on Longevity’s External Advisory Council.