Next in our series of posts highlighting the members of our National Advisory Committee (NAC) is Randall Krakauer, MD, FACP, FACR.
Dr. Krakauer is a Vice President and the National Medical Director in Medicare for Aetna. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1972 and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He received training in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and in Rheumatology at the National Institutes of Health and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and received an MBA from Rutgers. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology and Professor of Medicine at Seton Hall University Graduate School of Medicine. He is past chairman of the American College of Managed Care Medicine. Dr. Krakauer has more than 30 years of experience in medicine and medical management, has held senior medical management positions in several major organizations. He is responsible for medical management planning and implementation nationally for Aetna Medicare members, including program development and administration.
We asked Dr. Krakauer to share his view on the quality of INQRI-funded research: