Robert S. McDonough, MD, is Senior Director for Clinical Policy Research and Development for Aetna, and Chair 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 Medicine.
Senior Director for Clinical Policy Research and Development for Aetna.