Kurt R. Herzer, MD, PhD, MSc, is the Sr. Physician Scientist at Oscar Health, a high-tech health plan headquartered in New York City where he oversees clinical strategy and analytics. Dr. Herzer’s prior research has included vitamin A supplementation’s role in the reduction of childhood mortality and blindness in developing countries as well as national assessments of healthcare quality and patient safety. He has co-authored over two dozen journal papers and spoken or presented at numerous national or international conferences and meetings related to health care, patient safety, and disabilities. Dr. Herzer has previously worked in the Office of Health Reform in the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington DC during the Obama Administration and at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2010 Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appointed Dr. Herzer to a federal advisory commission on postsecondary education for students with disabilities. He is a recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, honoring leadership and commitment to public service, as well as the Marshall Scholarship awarded by the British Government. Dr. Herzer is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University where he received his BA, MD, and PhD degrees and the University of Oxford where he received an MSc in social policy.here will be a guest speaker for UPMC Eye Center Grand Rounds on June 29, 2018 at 7am in BST S120.