John Iglehart is a National Correspondent for the New England Journal of Medicine, and Founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Health Affairs. Previously, Iglehart was Vice President of the Kaiser Permanente Health Plan where he acted as director of its Washington D.C. office, and Editor at the National Journal, a weekly publication on politics and government. In addition, he was a founding member of the National Academy of Social Insurance He was elected membership to the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science, and served on its Governing Council for six years. Iglehart has served on the boards of the American Board of medical Specialties, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, and AcademyHealth, and has received many national distinctions including the First Annual Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Health Policy New York of Academy of Medicine, and the prestigious Chair Award by AcademyHealth. Iglehart received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has been a journalist-in-residence at Harvard University.