Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, is Chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. Dr. Anderson was a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and was the chairman of the Department of Medicine at Scripps Memorial Hospital, where he served as Senior Oncologist for 18 years. Dr. Anderson is the editor of a book, Medical Malpractice: A Physician’s Sourcebook, and the author of a number of peer-reviewed publications on medical malpractice, the Harvard Medical Practice Study, and the impact of defensive medicine. Dr. Anderson currently serves on the Board of Overseers of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice, the Board of Directors of the PIAA, the Board of Governors of the National Patient Safety Foundation, and the Board of Directors of Californians Allied for Patient Protection. After graduating from Stanford Medical School, Dr. Anderson did his internship and residency at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Hospital, followed by his postdoctoral fellowship in medical oncology at Stanford.