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About James Stacey


James Stacey, author and press lobbyist, can deliver crucial messages to the media because he knows how to talk to reporters. Following a successful career as a reporter, with stints at Business Week and American Medical News, Stacey became the director of Information Services in the American Medical Association’s Washington office. There he maintained contacts with key reporters on the major newspapers, including The Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, as well as broadcast and cable networks, and made sure that the AMA perspective was included in stories involving patient care and physicians’ concerns.

Drawing on his extensive exposure to health policy issues, Stacey authored Inside the New Temple: the high cost of mistaking medicine for religion, Conversation Press, 1993, and The Medicine Men, PublishAmerica (2006), and co-authored Severed Trust: Why American medicine hasn’t been fixed, Basic Books, 2000. He also published a family memoir, A Wounded Name. In a free lance capacity, Stacey has written articles for The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and The Hill, among other publications. He also has offered consultative services to Numerix, an international financial software firm, and other clients.