Phil Caper MD, Executive Committee
Term: December 2017 – December 2020 (3)
Philip Caper, M.D. was trained in Internal Medicine on the Harvard Medical Unit at Boston City Hospital, and has held professorships at Dartmouth Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (where he was also Vice-Chancellor for Health Affairs, Chief of the Medical Staff and Hospital Director), has been an adjunct lecturer on Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, a Research Associate at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and an Associate in Health Policy and Management at the The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
From 1971 to 1976, he was a professional staff member on the United States Senate Labor and Human Resources Subcommittee on Health. Dr. Caper was a charter member of the nation’s top health care advisory panel, the National Council on Health Planning and Development (created by PL93-641) from 1977 to 1984, chairing the panel from 1980 to 1984. He was also founder and chairman of the Codman Group (1986-2001), a health care software and consulting company with an international reputation and clientele. Codman pioneered the use of PC-based statistical data to provide its clients with detailed information about the costs and quality of medical care used by defined populations. Clients included over 20 Blue-Cross/Blue Shield companies, and over a dozen state health departments, data agencies and Medicaid programs.
He is a founding member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. For 20 years until 2015, he was been a member of the Board of Directors of The Medical Foundation (now Health Resources in Action), a Boston-based health care organization whose mission is the promotion of public health and advancement of medical research.
He has published numerous articles in professional journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Business and Health, The American Journal of Public Health, The Journal of Public Health Policy and Health Affairs where he served on the Editorial Advisory Board from its founding to 2003. From September 2011 until May 2015, he wrote a monthly health policy column for the Bangor Daily News.
Dr. Caper received his bachelors, masters and medical degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a founding board member of the Maine AllCare.