Suffolk University Law School Presents Health Law & Policy Forum


The Suffolk University Law School Health Law and Policy Forum is an annual program which features national and regional leaders in health law, health policy, medicine and ethics. The Forum promotes communication among practitioners and scholars across disciplines and builds on Suffolk University Law School's location and Health Law program.

As a principal at Ernst & Young LLP, Vladeck serves as the East Coast Director of its Academic Medical Center Advisory Services Practice Group. He is chairman of the board of the Primary Care Development Corporation, a member of the New York City Board of Health, and a trustee of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.

A nationally recognized expert on health care policy, health care financing, and long-term care, Vladeck served as president of the United Hospital Fund of New York and held senior positions at Columbia University, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is the author of Unloving Care: The Nursing Home Tragedy (Basic Books 1980).

From 1993 to 1997, Vladeck was administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He was also appointed by President Clinton to the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare.

Vladeck received a bachelor of arts degree magna cum laude from Harvard College and an MA and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

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For nearly 100 years, Suffolk University Law School, in the heart of downtown Boston, has remained one of the most respected names in legal education. Its expansive curriculum—more than 200 upper-level elective courses, specialty concentrations, joint-degree programs and an LL.M. in global technology—enables students to gain a strong academic foundation. A wide range of hands-on experience, including clinical programs, internships and moot court competitions, provides students the practical skills necessary to succeed. Suffolk Law's diverse and supportive community comes together in Sargent Hall, which was dedicated in 1999 and is among the country's most inspiring, modern and technologically advanced settings for the study of law.

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