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  • Press Release

    AAMC Names Amir Mesarwi as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

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    John Buarotti, Sr. Public Relations Specialist

    The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) has announced that Amir Mesarwi, MBA, has been promoted to the role of chief financial and administrative officer, effective immediately. Bernard Jarvis previously held this role prior to his retirement earlier this month.

    In his new role, Mesarwi oversees all AAMC financial operations, including the accounting, business services, financial systems, procurement, budget, and payroll functions. As the association's financial steward, he ensures that the association has adequate resources to carry out its missions. He is responsible for the AAMC’s operating and capital budgets, investment portfolio, and real estate and facilities.

    “Amir brings an excellent background and a wide variety of experience to the role, and I am delighted to welcome him to the AAMC’s leadership team,” said David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC president and CEO. “I’m confident in his leadership and grateful for his enormously effective work at the AAMC and the tremendous respect he has earned throughout the association and beyond.”

    Mesarwi joined the AAMC in 2010 as the director of financial analysis and budget before being promoted in 2014 to senior director of financial planning and analysis and procurement. Prior to joining the AAMC, he served as a senior consultant with Grant Thornton and Applied Value. Mesarwi earned his MBA from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business and his BS in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    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 are all 158 U.S. medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education; 13 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 academic health systems and teaching hospitals, including Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 70 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC leads and serves America’s medical schools, academic health systems and teaching hospitals, and the millions of individuals across academic medicine, including more than 193,000 full-time faculty members, 96,000 medical students, 153,000 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 participation in the AAMC by U.S. and international academic health centers.