E X E C U T I V E O F F I C E O F T H E P R E S I D E N T
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release March 12, 1993
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES APFEL AND LEE TO SUB-CABINET POSTS
AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Washington, D.C. - President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate an expert on health care and a renowned doctor and administrator to two assistant secretary posts at the Department of Health and Human Services.
The President named Kenneth S. Apfel as Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget at HHS and Dr. Philip R. Lee as HHS Assistant Secretary of Health.
Biographical sketches of those named today are attached.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF NOMINEES March 12, 1993
Kenneth S. Apfel has served as Legislative Director for Sen. Bill Bradley (D-NJ) from 1989 to the present and formerly functioned as the Senator's chief staff person for federal budget, social and health programs. In Sen. Bradley's office since 1982, Apfel previously worked as the Senior Democratic Committee staff member responsible for federal human service, education, training and income security programs for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget. Apfel holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1970), a Masters in Education from Northeastern University (1973) and a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin (1978).
Philip Randolph Lee, M.D. has served with distinction as Director of the Institute of Health Policy Studies in the School of Medicine of the University of California, San Francisco for the past 21 years. Since 1980 he has served as Co-Director of the Institute of Health and Aging in the School of Nursing at UCSF. From 1986-91 he served on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Public Policy Committee of the American Foundation for AIDS Research. In addition to numerous other board and committee positions over the years, Dr. Lee served as Assistant Secretary for Health and Scientific Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare from 1965-69. He worked as a staff member at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic in California from 1956-65 and has served as a fellow at the Mayo Clinic and Bellevue Medical Center. Dr. Lee received an A.B. from Stanford University in 1945, an M.D. from Stanford in 1948, a M.S. from the University of Minnesota in 1955, and an Sc.D. MacMurray College in 1967.