Dr. Owens leads PAN’s efforts to identify and define new assistance programs for patients with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases. Dr. Owens brings 30 years’ experience in healthcare management to this task. He served as the Vice President of Medical Management and Policy at Independence Blue Cross for 22 years, where he was responsible for medical and pharmacy management, technology evaluation and medical policy. Dr. Owens is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson Medical College. He has written over 100 articles and editorials on managed care, pharmacy and biotechnology, which have been published in American Health and Drug Benefits, The Journal of Managed Care Medicine, The American Journal of Managed Care, Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy and Disease Management.