Betty S. Adler, Esq.
Rebecca J. Gallo
Betty S. Adler is Senior Counsel for the Corporate and Patient Services area of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Her practice focuses on hospital operational matters, including contracts and corporate governance and support activities, compliance with JCAHO, hospital licensing and regulatory requirements as well as fraud and abuse issues and biomedical ethics. She has primary responsibility for the contract administration system for the Health System.
Ms. Adler has served on many University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania Health System committees including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Senior Leadership Team, University Year 2000 Working Group and Legal/Risk Management Committee, Health System Year 2000 Steering Committee, Ethics Committee, Steering Committee on Complementary Medicine, Medical Records Committee and the University of Pennsylvania's Institutional Review Board. She also advises Health System trustee and medical staff governance boards. Prior to joining the Health System, Ms. Adler was in private practice with the New Jersey law firm of Archer & Greiner, P.C., practicing in general commercial litigation with emphasis on health and hospital law, education law, insurance agency law, and libel.
Ms. Adler received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., magna cum laude, 1980) and her law degree from Temple University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1983). Ms. Adler has published and spoken on various health law related matters including conflicts of interest, complementary and alternative medicine, ethical and legal dilemmas in medical research, advance directives, genetic testing, HIV testing issues, and the confidentiality of medical records. She is currently a member of the National Health Lawyers Association and the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and New Jersey Bar Associations. Ms. Adler is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.