John Rowe is a physician and a professor in the department of health policy and management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
From 2000 until his retirement in late 2006, Rowe served as
Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc., one of the nation's largest health care and
related benefits organizations. Before his tenure at Aetna, from 1998 to 2000, Rowe
served as president and CEO 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, Rowe was president of the Mount Sinai Hospital
and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
Before joining Mount Sinai, Rowe 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. He was director
of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Aging and is
co-author, with Robert Kahn, Ph.D., of Successful Aging. Currently,
Dr. Rowe leads the MacArthur Foundation’s Network on an Aging Society.
Rowe also serves on the board of trustees of the Rockefeller
Foundation and is chairman of the board of trustees at the Marine Biological
Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and the board of overseers of Columbia
University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He is chair of the advisory council
of Stanford University’s Center on Longevity, and was a founding commissioner
of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (Medpac) and chair of the board of
trustees of the University of Connecticut.