Nominations & Appointments, March 17, 1986

Nomination of William L. Roper To Be Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration

March 17, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate William L. Roper to be Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration, Department of Health and Human Services. This is a new position.

Dr. Roper is currently serving at the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Health Policy. Previously, he was a White House Fellow in the Office of Policy Development in 1982 - 1983. He served as assistant State health officer for the central Alabama public health area in 1981 - 1982 and health officer for the Jefferson County Department of Health in Birmingham, AL, in 1977 - 1982. He also served at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (1979 - 1982) as associate professor, school of public health; associate professor in the graduate program in hospital and health administration; and clinical assistant professor of pediatrics.

Dr. Roper graduated from Florida College (A.A., 1968) and the University of Alabama (B.A., 1970; M.D., 1974). He is married and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born July 6, 1948, in Birmingham, AL.

Designation of David Korn as Chairman of the National Cancer Advisory Board

March 17, 1986

The President today announced his intention to designate David Korn to be Chairman of the National Cancer Advisory Board for the term expiring March 9, 1988.

Dr. Korn is vice president and dean of Stanford University Medical School. He has served as professor and chairman of the department of pathology at the school; physician in chief of pathology at Stanford University Hospital; and consultant in pathology at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital. He is on the board of directors of the California Society of Pathologists and of the council of the Association of Pathology Chairmen. He has served as a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Pathology.

Dr. Korn graduated from Harvard College (B.A., 1954) and Harvard Medical School (M.D., 1959). He was a fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital (1956 - 1957). He is married, has three children, and resides in Stanford, CA. He was born March 5, 1933, in Providence, RI.

Appointment of Four Members of the National Cancer Advisory Board

March 17, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Cancer Advisory Board for terms expiring March 9, 1992:

Nancy Goodman Brinker will succeed Eppie Lederer. Mrs. Brinker is founder and chairman of the board of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the advancement of cancer research, in Dallas, TX. She is married, has one child, and resides in Dallas, TX. She was born December 6, 1946, in Peoria, IL.

John R. Durant will succeed William E. Powers. Dr. Durant is president of the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA. He is also adjunct professor of medicine at the associated faculty of the school of medicine at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Swarthmore College (B.A., 1952) and Temple University Medical Center (M.D., 1956). He is married, has four children, and resides in Huntingdon Valley, PA. He was born July 29, 1930, in Ann Arbor, MI.

Bernard Fisher will succeed LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr. Dr. Fisher is professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He has served as director of oncology at the School of Medicine and University Health Center of Pittsburgh. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1940; M.D., 1943). He is married, has three children, and resides in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born August 23, 1918, in Pittsburgh.

Phillip Frost will succeed Rose Kushner. Dr. Frost is chairman of the board of Key Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Miami, FL. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1957) and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (M.D., 1961). He is married and resides in Miami Beach, FL. He was born November 11, 1936, in Philadelphia, PA.