Judge Robert Maclay Widney Chair and Professor, University of Southern California
Leonard D. Schaeffer serves as the Judge Robert Maclay Widney Chair and Professor at the University of Southern California and as a senior advisor to TPG Capital, a private investment firm. From 2007 to 2011, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Surgical Care Affiliates, LLC. He formerly served as the Chairman of the Board of WellPoint, Inc. (now Anthem, Inc.), then the largest health insurance company in the U.S., from 2004 to 2005; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WellPoint Health Networks Inc. from 1992 to 2004; and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cross of California. Earlier in his career, he 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. Since 2014, Schaeffer has served on the board of directors of scPharmaceuticals Inc., which completed its initial public offering in November 2017. He also serves on the boards of directors of the Brookings Institution, the RAND Corporation and the University of Southern California, as well as on the Board of Fellows of Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies.