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Steven A. Schroeder

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Steven A. Schroeder

Distinguished Professor, Health and Health Care
University of California, San Francisco
general internal medicine
smoking cessation
care at the end of life
health care financing and organization
substance abuse and treatment


Dr. Steven A. Schroeder is distinguished professor of health and health care in the division of general internal medicine in the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also heads the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center. Between 1990 and 2002, he was president and chief executive officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. During his tenure, the Foundation's assets grew from $2.6 billion to more than $8 billion, and it developed new programs in substance abuse prevention and treatment, care at the end of life, and health insurance expansion for children, among others. Dr. Schroeder graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Medical School. He trained in internal medicine at the Harvard Medical Service of Boston City Hospital and in epidemiology with the Epidemic Intelligence Service office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has held faculty appointments at Harvard, George Washington University and UCSF. At both George Washington and UCSF, he was founding medical director of a university-sponsored HMO, and at UCSF, he founded its division of general internal medicine. He has published extensively in the fields of clinical medicine, health care financing and organization, prevention, public health and the work force. He currently serves as chairman of the American Legacy Foundation and of the international review committee of the Ben Gurion School of Medicine, and is a member of the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine, the Harvard Overseers, the Save Ellis Island Foundation and the council of the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine. He has been awarded six honorary doctoral degrees.

Box 1211, 3333 California St.
Laurel Hts 435h
San Francisco  California  94143
United States
Office Phone: 
(415) 502-1881
Office Fax: 
(415) 476-9531


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