Christopher Gallagher, President
At Potomac Currents
Christopher is the President of Potomac Currents and manages a wide array of health care issues -- working closely with Federal agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. His areas of expertise include: utilization and quality issues in medical imaging; Medicare's physician and hospital outpatient department payment systems; NRC regulation of radioactive material for medical use; state trauma care system planning and development; and graduate medical education funding. Christopher also directs Potomac Currents' client advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill - consistently engaging legislators and their staff on key congressional health care committees. More often, he prefers developing and honing the advocacy skills of the members of his client organizations - helping them help themselves to build strong relationships with their elected representatives.

Before Potomac Currents
Christopher's legislative and lobbying experience spans three decades. In that time, he served as a legislative aide to former New Jersey Democratic Senator Bill Bradley where Christopher specialized in health care, tax and education issues. In addition, he has spent over 15 years directing the government affairs and health policy efforts of three national physician specialty organizations, including 11 years at the American College of Surgeons (ACS), where Christopher served as both the senior federal lobbyist and Manager of the ACS State Affairs program.