Faculty – J. B. Silvers

J. B.Silvers - Professor, Banking and Finance
John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Health Care Finance
Professor, Banking and Finance
Board Member, Treasurer, Joint Commission-Center for Transforming Healthcare
Board Member, Secretary, Joint Commission Resources/Joint Commission International
Board Member, Treasurer, The Joint Commission (JCAHO)

Peter B. Lewis Building 373
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

J.B. Silvers, Ph.D., is the John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Health Care Finance and Professor of Banking and Finance at the Weatherhead School of Management with a joint appointment in the School of Medicine - all at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Silvers' research in the areas of financial management and health services has published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Medical Care, Health Services Research and many others. From 1997 to 2000, while on leave, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of QualChoice – a health plan and insurance company in Cleveland, Ohio. Professor Silvers currently serves on the board of The Joint Commission (JCAHO) as Treasurer and for seven years he was a Commissioner on the Prospective Payment Assessment Commission advising Congress on Medicare payment. He also is a board member at MetroHealth Medical Center (Vice Chair) & SummaCare Insurance Co. He also was Interim Dean (2012) and Senior Associate Dean of the Weatherhead School of Management for several years. Silvers contributes commentary to NPR’s Marketplace frequently and other national & local print and broadcast media.

Curriculum Vita

PhD, Stanford University, 1971
MS, Purdue University, 1966
BS, Purdue University, 1965

Initially Appointed: 1979

Interests and Courses


* Health Finance/insurance
* Pharmaconomics
* Mergers
* Public policy


* Health finance
* Strategic financial management and value creation
* Health policy and management decisions

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