The Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus



CAMC Dear Colleague Letter (PDF) - April 2019

The Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus (CAMC) is an informal, bipartisan group of Members of Congress dedicated to maintaining and strengthening our nation's reputation as having the world's most advanced medical care. CAMC members strive to educate their colleagues on the unique health care, research, and training missions of teaching hospitals and medical schools.

CAMC Co-Chairs

Kathy Castor (D-FL)

Kathy Castor is the Tampa Bay area’s voice in the U.S. Congress. She is serving her sixth term and represents Florida’s 14th Congressional district, which includes Tampa and parts of Hillsborough County. She was originally elected in 2006 and re-elected by voters in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. Castor is the first woman to represent Hillsborough and Pinellas counties in the U.S. Congress.

Castor led the way for new collaborative health initiatives at the University of South Florida, the Haley VA Hospital and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. She has sponsored job-creating research efforts for Moffitt, Tampa General Hospital, BayCare and All Children's Hospital. In 2009, Castor helped secure a Medicaid waiver on behalf of the State of Florida and hospitals throughout the state from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that brought $4.3 billion to Florida. She has also worked with Florida universities and authored provisions to remedy the doctor shortage, bring new medical residencies to the state and expand scholarships for the medical professions at Florida colleges and universities.

Castor serves as vice ranking member of the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee. As a member of the Health Subcommittee, Castor is instrumental in ensuring that health care reform worked for Florida families, businesses, and university medical and nursing colleges. Since the Affordable Care Act passed, she has worked tirelessly to educate neighbors about new patient protections and health insurance enrollment in the new marketplace exchange.

Learn more about Congresswoman Castor


Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz

Phil Roe (R-TN)

Phil Roe represents the First Congressional District of Tennessee. A resident of Johnson City serving his fifth term in Congress, Phil has a strong work ethic and is committed to working on behalf of the First District, Tennessee and our nation.

A native of Tennessee, Phil was born on July 21, 1945 in Clarksville. He earned a degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Austin Peay State University in 1967 and went on and to earn his Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee in 1970. Upon graduation, he served two years in the United States Army Medical Corps.

Congressman Roe is Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Additionally, he serves on the House Education and Workforce Committee.

As a physician, Congressman Roe has become an active player in the effort to reform our nation’s health care system. He is also the co-chair of the House GOP Doctors Caucus and a member of the Health Caucus.

Learn more about Congressman Roe


116th CAMC Members

Bishop, Sanford (D-GA)
Butterfield, G.K. (D-NC)
Bustos, Cheri (D-IL)
Carson, André (D-IN)
Cartwright, Matt (D-PA)
Cooper, Jim (D-TN)
Courtney, Joe (D-CT)
Davis, Danny (D-IL)
DesJarlais, Scott (R-TN)
Engel, Eliot (D-NY)
Gallego, Ruben (D-AZ)
Gosar, Paul (R-AZ)
Harris, Andy (R-MD)
Hastings, Alcee (D-FL)
Joyce, David (R-OH)
Kaptur, Marcy (D-OH)
Kelly, Mike (R-PA)
Kennedy, Joe (D-MA)
Kuster, Ann McLane (D-NH)
Loebsack, Dave (D-IA)
Lowey, Nita (D-NY)
Lynch, Stephen (D-MA)
Maloney, Carolyn (D-NY)
McGovern, James (D-MA)
Neal, Richard (D-MA)
Pascrell, Bill (D-NJ)
Ruiz, Raul (D-CA)
Ryan, Tim (D-OH)
Sarbanes, John (D-MD)
Scott, Bobby (D-VA)
Sherman, Brad (D-CA)
Stivers, Steve (R-OH)
Takano, Mark (D-CA)
Wittman, Robert (R-VA)

The CAMC is a Congressional Member Organization (CMO) registered with the House Administration Committee; its membership includes the bipartisan Members of the House of Representatives dedicated to maintaining and strengthening our nation's reputation as having the world's most advanced medical care. CAMC is not formally affiliated with AAMC; however, the two organizations share similar goals.

For official information about the CAMC, please refer to the Web sites of Caucus co-chairs, Reps. Kathy Castor and Phil Roe, M.D.