Can a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School hold on to free market principles? Evidently so! We talk health policy and economics with our guest Richard Menger, MD, MPA, a neurosurgeon serving as Chief of Complex Spine Surgery at the University of South Alabama.
Dr. Menger completed medical school with honors at Georgetown University School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and received the Barbara Bregman PhD Award. He then trained at Louisiana State University Shreveport and at Columbia University for a fellowship in scoliosis treatment. At the Harvard Kennedy School of Government he completed a Master in Public Administration and was awarded the Hale Champion Public Service Fellowship.
Dr. Menger has authored numerous scientific papers in academic journals and is the lead editor of the textbook The Business, Policy, and Economics of Neurosurgery. His op-ed/policy work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Navy Times, the Hill and others. He has a joint appointment as Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of South Alabama.
Richard Menger MD, MPA: LinkedIn
Articles by Richard Menger:
- “Imagine Your Surgeon Wasn’t Allowed to Train Enough” (Washington Times, February 8, 2018)
- “The Insurer Will See You Now” (Wall Street Journal, September 3, 2018)
- “Expanding Medicaid Won’t Save Obamacare” (Foundation for Economic Education, January 2, 2018)
- “Non-Profit Hospitals Are Making a Killing” (Foundation for Economic Education, July 16, 2019)
Milton Friedman at the Mayo Clinic: YouTube video
Michel Accad. “The Mayo Clinic and the Free Market” (Mises Institute website)
Ep. 10 Free Market Medicine: Ethical, Workable, Unstoppable (with guest G. Keith Smith, MD)
Ep. 22 Free Markets in Healthcare: Objecting to the Objections (with guest Roman Zamishka)
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