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  • Press Release

    2019–2020 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 2020.

    Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, dean, Medical College of Wisconsin School of Medicine, and executive vice president and provost, Medical College of Wisconsin, is the new chair of the AAMC Board of Directors. He succeeds Lilly Marks, vice president for health affairs for the University of Colorado (CU) Anschutz Medical Campus. J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, has been named chair-elect and will succeed Kerschner next year.

    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. In addition to his administrative roles, Kerschner maintains an active research laboratory focused the causes of and potential new treatments for ear infections. He previously 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 immediate past president of the International Society for Otitis Media.

    Jameson became executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine in July 2011. Together, the two entities make up Penn Medicine. Jameson also serves as the Robert G. Dunlop Professor of Medicine. Prior to being named chair-elect of the AAMC Board of Directors, Jameson served as chair of the AAMC Council of Deans. A prolific physician-scientist, Jameson’s research has focused on the genetic basis of hormonal disorders. He is an elected member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.

    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: 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 2019–2020 AAMC Board of Directors follows:

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

    Chair-elect:
    J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD
    University of Pennsylvania

    Immediate Past Chair:
    Lilly Marks
    University of Colorado

    President and CEO:
    David J. Skorton, 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 

    Aviad Haramati, PhD
    Georgetown University

    Daniel A. Hashimoto, MD, MS
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Danny Jacobs, MD, MPH
    Oregon Health & Science University

    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

    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, PhD, MS
    Wright State University

    LouAnn Woodward, MD
    University of Mississippi Medical Center

    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.