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Since 1876, the AAMC has offered services, products, and resources to help tomorrow’s doctors.

AAMC Board of Directors

The AAMC is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors:

  • Chair, Chair-elect, and Immediate Past Chair
  • President/CEO
  • Chair and Chair-Elect of each AAMC membership Council (Faculty and Academic Societies, Deans, Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems)
  • Seven at-large members to include a student, a resident, and a public member

Board Members, 2015-2016        

  • Chair: Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., M.B.A., Professor of Clinical Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Chair-elect: Marsha D. Rappley, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Vice President for Health Sciences,VCU Health System
  • Immediate Past Chair: Peter L. Slavin, M.D., President, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
  • President and CEO: Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Karen Antman, M.D., Provost, Boston University Medical Campus; Dean, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Janice Farlow, Ph.D., Student, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • William (Will) Ferniany, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, UAB Health System
  • Scott D. Gitlin, M.D., Professor of Hematology/Oncology, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Joseph E. Kerschner M.D., Dean and Executive Vice President, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Brenessa M. Lindeman, M.D., General Surgery Resident, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Catherine R. Lucey, M.D., Vice Dean for Education, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
  • Lilly Marks, Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Colorado, Denver
  • William Novelli, Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
  • Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr., M.D., Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Daniel K. Podolsky, President, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Thomas R. Viggiano, M.D., Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, Mayo Medical School
  • M. Roy Wilson, M.D., President, Wayne State University

Board Nominations

The Board of Directors accepts self- and other nominations of interested individuals throughout the year. Please express your interest and previous governance experience via a short email to