John O’Shea, MD, is a surgeon and independent researcher. From 2014-2019 he was a Senior Fellow in the Center for Health Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, where he worked on a number of health policy issues, including implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), health care payment and delivery reform, Medicare Advantage, VA health care, emergency medical care and graduate medical education.

From 2013-2015, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution, where he was Clinical Lead on a project with MITRE and CMMI to develop alternative payment models for specialty care.

From 2011 to 2013, he served as senior health policy advisor to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he helped draft the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) that replaced the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for reimbursing physician services in the Medicare program.

Before moving to DC in 2011, he was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY.

He completed his surgical training at New York Medical College in New York City and holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Master in History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Doctor O’Shea has published widely on health policy, clinical surgery, the history of surgery and the history of health policy.