Edmund Pezalla, MD, MPH
Dr. Pezalla is a recognized leader in the development of advanced coverage and payment systems for pharmaceuticals. Dr. Pezalla is Aetna’s lead executive for public policy related to pharmaceuticals and is also responsible for public policy coordination and quality of care in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Aetna. Dr. Pezalla has consulted on projects related to technology development and coverage decisions for the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review and the Brookings Institution. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance and the Connecticut Biosciences Innovation Fund. Dr. Pezalla received his bachelor’s degree in Biophysics and his degree in Medicine from Georgetown University, and Masters in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley. He was as health services research fellow and PhD student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he completed all but the dissertation in the program in Health Services Organization and Policy.