Meet the Experts

Leslie Michelson

Chairman and CEO

Private Health Management

Bestselling author and CEO of Private Health Management, Leslie Michelson has more than three decades of experience helping patients become their own best advocates and helping institutions deliver high-quality health care. In The Patient’s Playbook, he turns this experience into actionable steps and practical tools that empower readers to achieve the best possible health outcomes no matter their condition, age or stage of life.

After receiving his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from Yale Law School, he served as Special Assistant to the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as well as CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the world’s largest source of philanthropic support for prostate cancer research. Currently, he is on the Advisory Board of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, the board of the ALS Therapy Development Institute, and frequently speaks to audiences around the world on medical decision-making and personal health care advocacy.

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