2015-2016 Fall Opener ***RSVP Today!!!***

Join us for the 2015-2016 Fall Opener at the College of Physician of Philadelphia on October 7th. The event will feature a panel discussion on "Bending the Cost Curve in Medicine" with local Harvard experts.


Harvard Radcliffe Club of Philadelphia

2015-2016 Fall Opener


Bending the Cost Curve in Medicine


October 7th, 2015
6:00PM – Catered Reception
7:00PM – Panel Discussion

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia/
Mütter Museum

19 South 22nd Street


Featured Panelists:

Ezekiel J. Emanuel (MD ‘88, PHD ‘89) - the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.  Until January 2011, he served as a Special Advisor on Health Policy to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and National Economic Council.

Ralph W. Muller (AM ‘68) - Chief Executive Officer of University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), overseeing three hospitals, a faculty practice plan, a primary-care provider network, three multi-specialty satellite facilities, home care, hospice care, and long-term care.

Kevin G. Volpp (AB ‘89) - founding Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI CHIBE), Vice Chairman for Health Policy for the Department of Medical Ethics and Policy, and a Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Health Care Management at the Wharton School.

Moderated by Lirui Li (AB '08) - Director, President's Office, Einstein Healthcare Network 


The College of Physician of Philadelphia / Mütter Museum is located at 19 South 22nd Street. This beautiful New Beaux-Arts style building, constructed in 1908 and designed by Cope and Stewardson, has the unique distinction of being home to the oldest medical society in the country (founded in 1787) and the renowned Mütter Museum (access not included).


6:00pm - Catered reception, Thomson Gallery and Benjamin Rush Medicinal Herb Garden

7:00pm - Panel discussion, Mitchell Hall, 2nd floor.  


  • Sustaining Member (member + up to 3 guests):  $20 per person
  • Extended Member (member + 1 guest):  $20 per person
  • Regular Member (member only): $20 per person
  • Guest of Regular Member (limit 1):  $45 per person
  • Non-members (limit 4): $60 per person

Ticket prices include complimentary drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Special thanks to the panelists, the College of Physicians, Dr. George Wohlreich and Dr. Sankey Williams (MD ’70) for helping make this event possible. 

RSVP by October 1st.

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To facilitate the discussion at event, we are asking for questions for the panelists in advance. If you have one that you'd like to submit, please let us know by emailing programs@hrcphilly.com.  

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