Robert S. McDonough, MD

Robert S. McDonough, MD, is Senior Director for Clinical Policy Research and Development for Aetna, and a member of the EXCITE International Payers' Advisory Committee.


At Aetna, Dr. McDonough is responsible for developing clinical policies. He is cochairman of Aetna's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.  He is also a member of the governing board of the Systemic Review Data Repository.

He has special interests in preventive health services, technology assessment, and outcomes research. 

Dr. Mcdonough is a former senior analyst and project director with the Health Program of the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. 

He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and School of Law (J.D.), and has a master’s degree in policy analysis from Duke's Sanford Institute of Public Policy. 

He completed an internship in internal medicine at Stanford University School of


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Robert McDonough, EXCITE International Payers' Advisory Committee

Robert S. McDonough, MD

Senior Director for Clinical Policy Research and Development for Aetna.

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