Judge Robert Maclay Widney Chair and Professor, University of Southern California
Leonard D. Schaeffer is the Judge Robert Maclay Widney Chair and Professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Schaeffer formerly served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WellPoint, Inc. (now Anthem, Inc.), then the largest health insurance company in the USA. Earlier in his career, Schaeffer worked for the federal government as Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with responsibility for the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs. Schaeffer currently serves on the Board of Directors of Quintiles Transnational Holdings, Inc. and scPharmaceuticals Inc., and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Brookings Institution, the RAND Corporation and the University of Southern California, as well as the Board of Fellows of Harvard Medical School. Schaeffer is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.