AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) today announced Dr. Deane Waldman, MD, MBA, as its new Center for Health Care Policy Director. Dr. Waldman is a clinical physician, systems theorist for sick patient health care, and award-winning author.
"The addition of Dr. Waldman to the distinguished body of scholars and analysts at the Texas Public Policy Foundation further enhances an already extraordinary team of world-changing warriors for liberty,” said Dr. Kevin Roberts, executive vice president of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “His exceptional record of achievement, and his indisputable dedication to the principles undergirding our freedoms, make him a perfect fit for our efforts to secure healthcare reform not only in the Lone Star State, but across America. The challenges facing any reformer in that sphere are tremendous — and in Dr. Waldman, we have a man equal to the task."
“Joining the Texas Public Policy Foundation is like coming home, as these people are kindred spirits,” said Dr. Waldman. “They are not ideologues—they simply want to solve problems to improve people’s lives. They are committed to Texas and Texans, not to a political party or its agenda. Whether the issue is fiscal, legal, governance, or healthcare, the Foundation is focused on fixing what’s wrong rather than doing what’s politically right. That is what is missing in our elected officials and what I found at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. As their new Director of the Center for Health Care Policy, I am excited to help make the healthcare system in Texas a model for our whole country.”
Dr. Waldman received formal degrees from Yale (BA in History); Chicago Medical School (MD); and Anderson Schools of Management (MBA). After medical school, he trained at Northwestern, Mayo Clinic, and Harvard in Pediatrics, then Pediatric Cardiology, and finally Pediatric Cardiac Pathology. Dr. Waldman was the Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at three major medical institutions, responsible for budgets in excess of $20 million at: Children’s Hospital of San Diego; University of Chicago; and University of New Mexico.
Dr. Waldman was a practicing pediatric cardiologist for thirty-seven years and reluctantly retired when the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare (2012). He contributed more than 150 academic, peer-reviewed articles that improve the care for cardiac children. He has been an Invited Lecturer or Visiting Professor over 75 times, nationally and internationally.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.