Steve Pearson, MD, MSC, FRCP is Senior Fellow at America’s Health Insurance Plans, and President of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Pearson received his B.A. from Stanford University and his M.D. from the University of California at San Francisco. He was an intern and resident in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, following which he completed a fellowship in health services research and received a Masters of Science in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Pearson’s work examines the scientific and ethical foundations of evidence-based policy making in health care. His published work includes the book No Margin, No Mission: Health Care Organizations and the Quest for Ethical Excellence, published in 2003 by Oxford University Press. Dr. Pearson is the current Vice-Chair of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee and also serves on the management committee of the International Society for Priority Setting in Health Care. In 2004 he was awarded an Atlantic Fellowship to pursue policy studies at the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in London, England. He returned to the US to serve from 2005-2006 as Special Advisor, Technology and Coverage Policy, at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In June, 2006 he was named Senior Fellow at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) to perform research and policy analysis on issues related to evidence-based medicine. In 2006, Dr. Pearson also founded the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER). ICER produces appraisals of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of medical innovations, with the goal of providing new information to decision makers intent on improving the value of health care services.