Stuart Guterman is an independent consultant. From July 2015 through December 2016, he was a Senior Scholar in Residence at AcademyHealth in Washington, DC. From 2005 through 2015, he was a Vice President at the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that aims to promote improved access, higher quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable. There, he led several programs, including special initiatives on Advancing Medicare and Controlling Health Care Costs, and the Program on Payment and System Reform, and served as Executive Director of the Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performing Health System.

From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Guterman was Director of the Office of Research, Development, and Information at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the U.S. government agency responsible for setting policy for the country’s two largest public health programs. Prior to that, he was a Senior Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, a Principal Research Associate at the Urban Institute, Deputy Director of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, and Chief of Institutional Studies at the Health Care Financing Administration. 

He holds an A.B. in Economics from Rutgers College and an M.A. in Economics from Brown University, and did further work toward the Ph.D. in Economics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.