Alan M. Garber, MD

Alan M. Garber, MD

Alan M. Garber, MD

Provost, Harvard University

Alan M. Garber, MD, PhD, is Provost of Harvard University. He is also the Mallinckrodt Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

From 1997 to 2011, he was director of the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at the Stanford University School of Medicine and director of the Center for Health Policy at Stanford University. From 1986 to 2011, he served as a staff physician at the Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.

Dr. Garber is an elected member of the American College of Physicians, the Association of American Physicians, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He currently serves as associate editor for the Journal of Health Economics. He is a member of the Panel of Health Advisers for the Congressional Budget Office and of the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy of the National Academies.

Dr. Garber graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College with an AB in economics in 1976. He earned an AM in economics in 1977 and a PhD in economics in 1982, both from Harvard University. In 1983, he received his MD from Stanford University School of Medicine.