About the Columnist

Dr. Vern Sabo e Jr. is a 1979 graduate of Western States Chiropractic College and serves as Oregon's Delegate to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). He is a member of the ACA's Legislative and Military and Veterans Affairs Committees. As paid lobbyist for the Oregon Chiropractic Association, he advocates for chiropractic patient issues at the state Capitol in Salem, as well as in Washington, DC.

In 2010, Dr. Saboe was appointed by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, MD, to the Governor's Health System Transformation Team; and in 2011, Gov. Kitzhaber appointed Dr. Saboe to the Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC). Dr. Saboe serves on the Evidence-Based Guidelines and Coverage Guidance Subcommittee of HERC, as well as providing peer review for guideline drafts produced by OHSU's Center for Evidence-based Policy, established in 2003 by Gov. Kitzhaber.

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