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    2023 – 2024 COTH Leadership

    The COTH Administrative Board works with AAMC staff and the membership at large to develop and implement resources and programming that addresses critical issues for AAMC-member teaching hospitals/health systems and the executives who run them. The COTH Chair and Chair-Elect serve on the AAMC Board of Directors as representatives of hospital and health system members. 

    COTH Administrative Board Leadership

    Michael Waldrum, MD*
    ECU Health

    Dennis Murphy*
    Indiana University Health

    Immediate Past-Chair

    * Representative to AAMC Board of Directors

    COTH Administrative Board Members

    Kate Becker, UNM Hospitals
    Marc L. Boom, MD, Houston Methodist
    Dawn Bulgarella, UAB Health System
    Kirk A. Calhoun, MD, The University of Texas at Tyler
    Robert W. Cannon, BJC HealthCare
    Kevin S. Cook, Sutter Health
    Michael J. Dandorph, Tufts Medicine
    Sarah Frost, Banner University Medical Center Tucson and Banner University Medical Center South
    Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    John Hunter, MD, OHSU Health System
    Ed Jimenez, University Hospital
    Richard P. Lofgren, MD, OU Health
    Johnese Spisso, UCLA Health System
    James Tsai, MD, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
    Mark Wietecha, Children's Hospital Association

    Ex-officio Representatives

    Ashley Thompson, American Hospital Association Representative
    Irene Thompson, Vizient Representative