Dr. Deane Waldman MD MBA is a retired pediatric cardiologist and system theorist analyst for American healthcare. He brings 37 years of clinical experience plus the business and administrative experience as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at University of Chicago to the position of Director of the Center for Health Care Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He is also the Consumer Advocate member on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange.

His background and academic training include Yale, Chicago Medical School, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern, Harvard and Anderson Management Schools. He has authored over 150 academic medical publications and more than 250 lay articles on both management and strategy in healthcare. “Dr. Deane,” as he is commonly known, is the author of award-winning print books including The Cancer in the American Healthcare System and the eBook series titled, Restoring Care to American Healthcare.

Dr. Deane is an avid competitive—velodrome only, please—cyclist. He has raced at the Nationals twice and admits that the only medal he won was for showing up.