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Michael Zubkoff

Michael Zubkoff

Professor Zubkoff is the Director, MD-MBA Program at Dartmouth; Associate Dean, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Faculty Director of the Healthcare Initiative at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; and Professor of Health Economics and Management at Tuck, Geisel and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He chaired the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center from 1975 until 2015.

Dr. Zubkoff is a member in the National Academy of Medicine – formerly known as the Institute of Medicine - (the youngest member ever elected), and has been profiled annually in Who's Who in America for 20+ years.  He is the recipient of several honorary degrees and has served on the board of directors/trustees of a number of foundations, corporations and universities – including serving at present as a Trustee of the American University of Kosovo. For over 20 years he has served as a correspondent/member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Human Rights.

After completing his studies at Columbia University under Professors William Vickrey (Nobel Laureate in Economics) and Eli Ginzberg, Professor Zubkoff served from 1967-75 as Vice Chairman of the Department of Family and Community Health at Meharry Medical College, one of our nation’s three predominately black medical schools, and Assistant/Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Health Services Research Training Programs (Ph.D. and Masters) at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee. During 1967-70 he also taught at Fisk University under the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation's Teaching Fellows Program. Throughout this period (1965-74) Professor Zubkoff served in a number of positions (including President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) within the Medical Committee for Human Rights' southern branch, helping coordinate medical coverage at the Civil Rights Marches being led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., throughout the south.

In 1974, Professor Zubkoff was asked by President Ford to serve as rapporteur for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) PreSumit Conference on Inflation in Health Care, and to personally present the HEWs PreSumit Conference recommendations to President Ford, his economic advisors, leaders of congress and delegates, during the nationally televised White House Summit on Inflation. He has served as an advisor and/or consultant to the White House staffs of Presidents' Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate and corporate executives throughout the world.

During the late 1980's Professor Zubkoff was co-founder of the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) based at RAND Corporation which developed the SF-36 and SF-12 patient reported functional status instruments. He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust, (a not-for-profit charitable trust that holds title to the SF-36 and SF-12 patient reported functional status instruments), which assures the continued availability of these instruments for academic research and education at little or no charge to investigators or trainees, and awards grants for doctoral dissertations and post doctoral studies in Patient Reported Outcomes.

Professor Zubkoff was recipient of the Association for Health Services Research Article of the Year Award for two of the Medical Outcomes Study articles he co-authored on "Variations in Resource Utilization (and Differences in the Mix of Patients) Among Medical Specialties and Systems of Care."

Professor Zubkoff continues to serve on the Board of Directors of numerous corporations, is a Limited Partner (LP) in five Venture Funds focused on healthcare, an investor in two Private Equity Hedge Funds that invest primarily in healthcare, and maintains an angel fund that makes investments in healthcare start ups of former students.