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Vice President and National Spokesperson

Ford Koles, Jr.

Ford Koles

Experience & Background

Ford is one of Advisory Board’s preeminent thought leaders in the area of health system economics and strategy, and is the keynote speaker at the annual meetings for Advisory Board’s strategy membership. Ford is a health care economist by training and has participated in every major Advisory Board research initiative since 1992. He is well-versed in health care history and the many reform initiatives we have lived through in the past three decades: coverage expansion; vertical integration and physician partnership models; managed care and payer contracting; horizontal integration and system economies of scale; and quality-based payment. 

Prior to joining Advisory Board, he was a management consultant for the Hay Group and Ernst & Young.

Education & Training

Ford received his BA from Kenyon College, and his MA in Economics from John Hopkins University.

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