Sidney M. Wolfe, M.D.
Director, Health Research Group
Prior to co-founding the Health Research Group with Ralph Nader in 1971, Sidney M. Wolfe, M.D. began working at the National Institutes of Health in 1966, where he did research on aspects of blood-clotting and on alcoholism. Dr. Wolfe met Ralph Nader in Washington, D.C. at a meeting of the American Patients Association, began advising Mr. Nader on health problems in America and helped in the recruitment of medical student volunteers who worked for Mr. Nader.
Dr. Wolfe has been the Director of the Health Research Group since its creation in 1971.
Since 1995 he has been an Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical degree is from Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio and his internship and residency were in internal medicine. He is currently a member of the Society for General Internal Medicine.
His awards include receiving the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1990.