Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, is the Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy and a
professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University. His research and policy work focus on US and international health workforce issues including the Beyond Flexner Study, the Medical Education Futures Study, and the Sub-Saharan African Medical School Study. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Medical School and served 23 years in the United States Public Health Service, starting as a physician in the National Health Service Corps in New Mexico and later as director of the program. Subsequently, he directed the Bureau of Health Professions and attained the rank of Assistant Surgeon General. He also served as the Secretary of Health and Environment for the state of New Mexico. He has written widely for professional and general audiences. His books include White Coat, Clenched Fist: The Political Education of an American Physician and Big Doctoring: Profiles in Primary Care. He is an appointed commissioner of the National Health Care Workforce Commission, the Founding President of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the Founding Board Chair of Seed Global Health, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.