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  • Press Release

    2018–2019 AAMC Board of Directors Announced

    John Buarotti, Sr. Media Relations Specialist

    The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) has announced its new board of directors. The board’s term will run through the conclusion of Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting in November 2019.

    Lilly Marks, vice president for health affairs for the University of Colorado (CU) and Anschutz Medical Campus, is the new chair of the AAMC Board of Directors. She succeeds M. Roy Wilson, MD, president of Wayne State University. Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, dean, Medical College of Wisconsin School of Medicine, and executive vice president and provost, Medical College of Wisconsin, has been named chair-elect and will succeed Marks next year.

    Marks has held leadership roles at CU for more than three decades. Prior to her health campus leadership role, she spent two decades both as senior associate dean for finance and administration at the school of medicine and as CEO of University Physicians, Inc., the 501(c)(3) faculty practice plan. In addition to the AAMC board, Marks has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including as chair of the boards of the University of Colorado Hospital and the Association of Academic Health Centers. She currently serves, or has served, as a board member for the following: UCHealth System, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the Advisory Board for Clinical Research of the National Institutes of Health, the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and the Rose Community Foundation.

    Kerschner became the dean of the school of medicine and executive vice president of the Medical College of Wisconsin in November 2011 following 10 months as interim dean. He assumed the additional role of provost in 2017, and also serves as professor in the departments of otolaryngology and communication sciences and microbiology and immunology. Prior to being named chair-elect of the AAMC Board of Directors, Kerschner served as chair of the AAMC Council of Deans. Kerschner maintains an active membership on numerous professional and honorary societies, is past president of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and current president of the International Society for Otitis Media.

    In addition to the chair and chair-elect, the AAMC Board of Directors includes the AAMC president and CEO, immediate past chair, and chairs and chairs-elect from the association’s three member councils: the Council of Deans, Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems, and Council of Faculty and Academic Societies. The board also has seven at-large members, including a medical student, a resident physician, and one “public member” not affiliated with the AAMC, a medical school, or a teaching hospital.

    A list of the 2018–2019 AAMC Board of Directors follows:

    Chair:
    Lilly Marks
    University of Colorado Denver

    Chair-elect:
    Joseph E. Kerschner, MD
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Immediate Past Chair:
    M. Roy Wilson, MD, MS
    Wayne State University

    President and CEO:
    Darrell G. Kirch, MD
    Association of American Medical Colleges

    Members:
    Peter F. Buckley, MD
    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Kirk A. Calhoun, MD
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

    Scott D. Gitlin, MD
    University of Michigan

    Daniel A. Hashimoto, MD, MS
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD
    University of Pennsylvania

    Beverley H. Johnson
    Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care

    Lee D. Jones, MD
    University of California, San Francisco

    Alicia D. H. Monroe, MD
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS
    University of South Dakota

    Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD, MS
    University at Buffalo

    Elizabeth L. Travis, PhD, MEd
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Kate Walsh, MPH
    Boston Medical Center

    Marie C. Walters, MS
    Wright State University


    The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. Its members are all 154 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 80 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC serves the leaders of America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and their more than 173,000 full-time faculty members, 89,000 medical students, 129,000 resident physicians, and more than 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences.


    The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) is a nonprofit association dedicated to improving the health of people everywhere through medical education, health care, medical research, and community collaborations. Its members comprise all 157 accredited U.S. medical schools; 13 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 teaching hospitals and health systems, including Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and nearly 80 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC leads and serves America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and the millions of individuals across academic medicine, including more than 191,000 full-time faculty members, 95,000 medical students, 149,000 resident physicians, and 60,000 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the biomedical sciences. Following a 2022 merger, the Alliance of Academic Health Centers and the Alliance of Academic Health Centers International broadened the AAMC’s U.S. membership and expanded its reach to international academic health centers.