Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., is an oncologist, author, and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He was founding chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. Previously, he served as a special advisor on health policy to the director of the Office of Management and Budget and National Economic Council. Emanuel is author of several books including Prescription for the Future and Reinventing American Health Care. He is currently Vice Provost for Global Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania.