John S. O'Shea, M.D.

Expert on Health Care


Dr. John O’Shea addresses the pressing physician payment and doctor practice issues in the health sector as senior fellow in Heritage’s Center for Health Policy Studies.

A practicing surgeon, O’Shea has written numerous articles on health policy issues, including physician payment reform, graduate medical education, emergency medicine reform, Medicare, Medicaid, health information technology and medical liability. He has also published a number of peer-reviewed articles on clinical surgical research as well as the history of surgery.

Before coming to Heritage, O’Shea was a visiting scholar for the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at The Brookings Institution, where he was a clinical lead on a project with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation.

He also has served as a senior health policy advisor to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Prior to coming to Washington, DC, he was an attending surgeon at the Montefiore Medical Center and assistant professor of surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY.

From June 2006 to Mary 2007, O’Shea was a Harvard fellow in health policy at Heritage, conducting research on health policy topics. O’Shea has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, California Healthline, The Daily Caller, American Medicine Today, Medpage Today, and The Michael DelGiono show. .

He received a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School as well as a master’s degree in history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania. O’Shea completed his surgical training at the New York Medical College in New York City.
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