John (Jack) W. Rowe, MD, is a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. From 2000 to 2006, Rowe served as chairman and CEO of Aetna, one of the nation’s leading health care and related benefits organizations. From 1998 to 2000, he served as president and CEO of Mount Sinai New York University Health, one of the nation’s largest academic health care organizations. Rowe was director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Aging and currently leads the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on an Aging Society. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and Lincoln Center Theater. He is also an honorary fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
At the recent “Innovations in Geriatric Nursing Care” conference at UC San Francisco School of Nursing, Rowe sat down with UCSF’s Mary Louise Fleming, RN, PhD, assistant clinical professor and director of the Nursing and Health Systems Leadership specialty, to discuss the future of geriatric nursing.