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John Geyman

Family & Community Medicine

March 13, 2013

John Geyman, M.D. is professor emeritus of family medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, where he served as chairman of the Department of Family Medicine from 1976 to 1990. As a family physician with more than 25 years in academic medicine, he has also practiced in rural communities for 13 years. He was the founding editor of  The Journal of  Family Practice (1973 to 1990) and the editor of The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice from 1990 to 2003. His most recent books are Health Care in America: Can Our Ailing System Be Healed? (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002), The Corporate Transformation of Health Care: Can the Public Interest Still Be Served? (Springer Publishing Company, 2004), Falling Through the Safety Net: Americans Without Health Insurance (Common Courage Press, 2005), Shredding the Social Contract: The Privatization of Medicare (Common Courage Press, 2006), and The Corrosion of Medicine: Can the Profession Reclaim its Moral Legacy? (Common Courage Press, 2008), Do Not Resuscitate – Why the Health Insurance Industry is Dying, And How We Must Replace It, and The Cancer Generation – Baby Boomers Facing a Perfect Storm. Dr. Geyman served as president of physicians for a National Health Program from 2005 to 2007 and is a member of the Institute of Medicine.