Richard Dolinar MD Joins The Heartland Institute as Senior Fellow

June 07, 2005
Ralph Conner

CHICAGO, IL June 7, 2005 -- Dr. Richard O. Dolinar, a clinical endocrinologist with a practice in Phoenix, Arizona and a highly regarded expert on health care reform, has joined The Heartland Institute as its Senior Fellow for Health Care Policy.

Dr. Dolinar is a member of the Board of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and serves on its National Legislative and Regulatory Committee. He also is chair of the organization's Future of Health Care Task Force.

Dr. Dolinar speaks frequently throughout the United States on the historical, political, and economic aspects of health care. He has testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and has given Congressional briefings on health care issues. He also has spoken before state legislators, attorneys general, and various industry groups. He is interviewed frequently by local and national media, including CNN, CBS, and PBS.

A graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo, Dr. Dolinar completed his endocrinology fellowship at Duke University. As a practicing physician for more than 30 years, Dr. Dolinar has an acute understanding of the evolution of diabetes treatment and the health care industry in general.

A retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, Dr. Dolinar also served as a flight surgeon in Viet Nam. His articles and opinion pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of American Medical Association, and Diabetes Research. He is co-author of the book Diabetes 101 and was a past president of the Arizona Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

"We are fortunate to have a medical professional with such a distinguished private and public practice," said Joseph Bast, president and CEO of The Heartland Institute. "Dr. Dolinar has a scholar's expertise and a practitioner's insight, which can be invaluable for commentary on today's health care emerging issues."

The Heartland Institute is an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan research organization based in Chicago. Founded in 1984, Heartland specializes in finding market-based solutions to a wide range of social and economic problems, including health care policies, education issues, and antitrust law. Its principal audiences are the nation's 8,000 elected state officials, journalists, and business and community leaders.

Heartland is supported by approximately 1,500 donors and members. For more information, call Ralph Conner, Public Affairs Director, 312/377-4000, or email him at conner@heartland.org.