Philip Caper, M.D. was trained in Internal Medicine on the Harvard Medical Unit at Boston City Hospital, where he was president of the House Officers Association and one of the organizers of the 1967 “heal-in”. His was a fellow at the Harvard Center for Community Health from 1969-71.
From 1971 to 1976, he was a professional staff member on the United States Senate Labor and Human Resources Subcommittee on Health. From 1977 to 1984 Dr. Caper was a member of the federal government’s top health care advisory panel, the National Council on Health Planning and Development, chairing it from 1980 to 1984.
He has held professorships in Medicine and Community Medicine at Dartmouth and the University of Massachusetts and has been an Adjunct Lecturer in Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health and a Research Associate at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Dr. Caper was also founder and chair of The Codman Group (1986-2001), a health care software and consulting company dealing with health care costs and quality. He is a founding member of the National Academy of Social Insurance,
He has published numerous articles concerning health policy and management in journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Business and Health, The American Journal of Public Health, and Health Affairs. He served on the Health Affairs editorial advisory board from its founding to 2003.
Dr. Caper received his bachelors, masters and M.D. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles.