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AAMC Member Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems Public Relations Contacts

The Association of American Medical Colleges represents nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies.

Complete listing of AAMC-member Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems. To make a correction or change to your institution's contact, please contact Stephanie Weiner at sweiner@aamc.org.

Alabama

Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Communications Office
202-558-4782

UAB Health System University of Alabama at Birmingham

Clinton Colmenares
ccolmena@uab.edu
205-934-3887

University of Alabama Hospital

UAB's Office of Media Relations
During normal business hours, call 205-934-3884
After hours, call 205-934-3411

University of South Alabama Medical Center

Bob Lowry
rlowry@usouthal.edu
251-415-1358

Arizona

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

Rainey Holloway
rainey.holloway@bannerhealth.com
602-839-4193 or 602-839-4412

Bannerhealth

Renee Moe
renee.moe@bannerhealth.com
602-747-4704

Department of Veterans Affairs Integrated Service Network VISN 18

Office of Media for News Media
202-461-7600

Maricopa Medical Center

Public Relations Department
480-344-2013
Michael Murphy
michael.murphy@mihs.org
602-344-1231

Mayo Clinic Hospital

Marion Kelly
kelly.marion@mayo.edu
480-301-4102

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Jane Walton
jwalton@phoenixchildrens.com
602-546-5871

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

Suzanne Pfister
Suzanne.Pfister@chw.edu
602-406-1050

Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn

Keith Jones
kjones@shc.org
480-882-4412

Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Office Of Media for News Media
202-461-7600

Tucson Medical Center

Michael Letson
michael.letson@tmcaz.com
communications@tmcaz.com
520-324-5073

The University of Arizona Medical Center

Katie Riley
riley@email.arizona.edu
520-626-4828

The University of Arizona Cancer Center

Sara Hammond
shammond@azcc.arizona.edu
520-626-2277


Arkansas

Arkansas Children's Hospital

Hilary DeMillo
demillohh@archildrens.org
501-354-1100
Members of the National Media should contact:
Tom Bonner
bonnertw@archildrens.org

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

Office of Media for News Media
202-461-7600

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Leslie W. Taylor
leslie@uams.edu
510-686-8998 or 501-951-7260

California

California Pacific Medical Center

Kevin McCormack
McCormKD@sutterhealth.org
415-600-7484

Cedars-Sinai Health System

Sally Stewart
sally.stewart@cshs.org
310-248-6566

City of Hope National Medical Center

Katie Kornfield
kkornfield@coh.org
800-888-5323

Community Health Network

Bob Menezes
bmenezes@sfhp.org
415-615-4272

Community Regional Medical Center

Communications Department
Monday through Friday: 559-459-6204
For after hours and weekend requests, please call 559-459-6209

Dignity Health

Tricia Griffin
media@dignityhealth.org
415-438-5524

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

310-222-2106

Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center/VA Loma Linda Healthcare System

Public Affairs Office
909-583-6193

Kern Medical Center

Public Relations
661-326-2126

Kaiser Foundation Hospital

Southern California Media Hotline
626-405-5534
Sandra D. Hernandez-Millett
626-405-5384

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Northern California

Northern California Media Hotline
510-987-3900
Marc Brown
marc.t.brown@kp.org
510-987-4672

Keck Hospital of USC

Leslie Ridgeway
lridgewa@usc.edu
323-422-2823
Alison Trinidad
alison.trinidad@usc.edu
Direct: 323-442-3941

LAC + USC Medical Center

Leslie Ridgeway
lridgewa@usc.edu
323-442-2823

Loma Linda University Medical Center

Jemelle Ambrose
jambrose@llu.edu
909-558-3456

San Francisco General Hospital and Medical Center

Rachael Kagan
rachael.kagan@sfdph.org
415-206-3170

Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital Systems

News and Media
408-885-4164 or 408-595-2936

Scripps Green Hospital

Keith Darce
darce.keith@scrippshealth.org
858-678-7121

Scripps Health

Janice Collins
collins.janice@scrippshealth.org
858-678-7486

Stanford Hospital and Clinics

communications@stanfordmed.org
650-723-0876

Tenet Healthcare Corporation

Rick Black
Rick.Black@tenethealth.com
469-893-2647

University of California, Davis, Health System

Public Affairs Office
publicaffairs@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9040
916-734-2011 (24-hour operator)

University of California, Irvine, Medical Center

John Murray
jdmurray@uci.edu
714-456-7759

UCLA Healthcare (incl. UCLA Medical Center)

Dale Tate
dtate@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-0777

UCSD Healthcare (incl. University of California, San Diego, Medical Center)

Debra Kain
ddkain@uscd.edu
619-543-6163

UCSF Medical Center

Karin Rush-Monroe
karin.rush-monroe@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397

Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Health Care System

Public Affairs Office
310-268-3340
Or visit Media Room

Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System

Public Affairs Office
562-826-5498
For after hours, please call 562-826-8000 and speak to an operator.

Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System

Office of Media for News Media
202-461-7600

Veterans Affairs Pacific Network (10N21) Department of Veterans Affairs VISN 21

VA Media Relations
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

Office of Media for News Media
202-461-7600

Veterans Affairs San Diego Health Care System

Public Affairs Office
858-552-8585

Colorado

Children's Hospital Colorado

Natalie Goldstein
natalie.goldstein@childrenscolorado.org
710-777-3879

National Jewish Health

William Allstetter
allstetterw@njhealth.org
303-398-1002

University of Colorado Hospital

Dan Weaver
Dan.Weaver@UCDenver.edu
710-848-7852
24-hour media on-call pager: 303-266-2608

Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System

Communications Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Integrated Service Network VISN 19

Communications Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Connecticut

Bridgeport Hospital

John Cappiello
kjcapp@bpthosp.org
203-384-3637

Danbury Hospital

Public Relations Office
203-739-7247

Greenwich Hospital                       

George Pawlush
georgep@greenhosp.org
203-863-3126

Hartford Hospital

Rebecca Stewart
rstewart@harthosp.org
860-545-4285

Hospital of St. Raphael

Liese Klein
lklein@srhs.org
203-789-3507

Norwalk Hospital

Maura Romaine
maura.romaine@norwalkhealth.org
203-852-2251

Saint Francis Care/ Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Tina Varona
tvarona@stfranciscare.org
860-714-1076

Saint Mary’s Hospital

Jennifer Clement
203-709-6240

Stamford Hospital and Health System

Scott Orstad
sorstad@stamhealth.org
203-276-5933

University of Connecticut Health Center/John Dempsey Hospital

Chris DeFrancesco
cdefrancesco@uchc.edu
860-679-3914

VA Connecticut Health Care System

Communications Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Yale-New Haven Health Systems

Vincent Petrini
Vincent.petrini@ynhh.org
203-688-2612

Yale-New Haven Hospital

Vincent Petrini
Vincent.petrini@ynhh.org
203-688-2612

Delaware

Christiana Care Health System

Jay Moorhead
jmoorhead@christianacare.org

302-327-3394

Veterans Affairs Medical and Regional Office Center

Communications Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

District of Columbia

Children’s National Medical Center

Paula Darte
pdarte@childrensnational.org
202-476-4500

George Washington University Hospital

Steven Taubenkibel
Steven.taubenkibel@gwu-hospital.com
202-715-4447

Georgetown University Hospital

Marianne Worley
WorleyM@gunet.georgetown.edu
202-558-1287

Universal Health Services, Inc. George Washington University Hospital

Steven Taubenkibel
Steven.taubenkibel@gwu-hospital.com
202-715-4447

Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Communications Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Washington Hospital Center

So Young Pak
Soyoung.pak@medstar.net
202-877-2748

Florida

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Integrated Service Network VISN 8

Communications Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health Care System-Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center

Communications Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Shands Healthcare

John Pastor
jdpastor@ufl.edu
352-273-5815

Mayo Clinic Florida

Kevin Punsky
Punsky.kevin@mayo.edu
904-953-2299

Shands Jacksonville Medical Center

Public Relations
904-244-3268

Jackson Memorial Hospital

Ed O’Dell
Edwin.odell@jhsmiami.org
305-585-7208 

Miami Children’s Hospital

Public Relations
305-666-6511 x4925

Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Communications Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Joanna Palmer
305-674-2600

Florida Hospital Orlando

Maureen Kersmarki
407-303-5537

Orlando Health

Kena Lewis
mediarelations@orlandohealth.com
321-841-5111 (ask for on-call media relations manager)

Orlando VA Medical Center

Communications Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

All Children’s Hospital

Ann Miller
millera@allkids.org
727-767-8592

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Michelle Foley
Michelle.foley@moffit.org
813-745-1505

Tampa General Hospital

John Dunn
jdunn@tgh.org
813-844-7357

Veterans Affairs Medical Center James A. Haley Veterans Hospital

Communications Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Georgia

Atlanta Medical Center

Marcus Gordon
404-265-6855

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Patty Turlington Gregory
404-785-7618

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Includes Egleston and Scottish Rite)

Patty Turlington Gregory
404-785-7618

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Integrated Service Network VISN 7

Communications Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Emory Healthcare, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown

Janet Christenbury
jmchris@emory.edu
404-727-8599

Grady Memorial Hospital Atlanta

Media Relations Office
404-616-6855

Augusta Veterans Affairs Medical Center

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center

Deborah Humphrey
706-721-5731

MCG Health, Inc.

Deborah Humphrey
706-721-5731

Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Atlanta)

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Central Georgia Health Systems

Public Relations
publicrelations@mccg.org
478-633-1527

Medical Center of Central Georgia

Public Relations
publicrelations@mccg.org
478-633-1527

Memorial Health University Medical Center

Public Relations
912-350-6850

Memorial Health, Inc.

Public Relations
912-350-6850

Idaho

Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Illinois

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Noreen Keeney
Noreen.Keeney@advocatehealth.com
773-296-8002

Children’s Memorial Hospital

Sherwood Zellermayer
szellermayer@childrensmemorial.org
773-880-4237

Cook County Hospital

Public Affairs Office
312-864-0070

Mount Sinai Hospital

Dianne Hunter
730-257-5228

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Kris Lathan
klathan@nmh.org
312-926-2963

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Media Relations
312-238-6044

Rush System for Health

John Pontarelli
John_m_pontarelli@rush.edu
312-942-5949

Rush University Medical Center

John Pontarelli
John_m_pontarelli@rush.edu
312-942-5949

University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System and University of Chicago Medical Center

Cheryl Reed
Cheryl.reed@uchospitals.edu
773-702-0025

Veterans Affairs Chicago Health Care System

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

NorthShore University Health System

Jim Anthony
janthony@northshore.org
847-570-6132

Edward Hines, Jr. Hospital Department of Veterans Affairs

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Loyola University Health System

Anne Dillon
adillon@lumc.edu
708-216-8232

Veterans Affairs Chicago Health Care System

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Advocate Christ Medical Center

Lisa Caradine
Lisa.Caradine@advocatehealth.com
708-935-1899

Advocate Health Care

Kelly Jo Golson
kellyjo.golson@advocatehealth.com
General Inquiries: 630 572-9393

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Greg Alford
gregory.alford@advocatehealth.com
847-723-6110

OSF HealthCare System

James Farrell
309-655-2856

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Amy Paul
Amy.l.paul@osfhealthcare.org
309 655-2777

Hospital Sisters Health System

Lisa Malak
Lisa.malak@stvgb.org
920-884-5570

Memorial Health System and Medical Center

Public Relations Department
217-788-3591

St. John’s Hospital

Molly Wilson
217-464-1162

Indiana

Indiana University Health and Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital

Whitney Ertel
wertel@iuhealth.org
317-962-4576

Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

St. Vincent’s Hospitals and Health Services, Inc.

Johnny Smith
Jasmith1@stvincent.org
317-583-3961

Iowa

Iowa Health – Des Moines

Amy Varcoe
varcoeae@ihs.org
515-241-5057

Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Thomas Moore
thomas-moore@uiowa.edu
319-356-3945

Kansas

University of Kansas Hospital

C.J. Janovy
cjanovy@kumc.edu
913-588-2598

Kentucky

Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center,

Louisville Veterans Affairs Medical Center

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

University of Kentucky Hospital

Jay Blanton
jay.blanton@uky.edu
859-257-6605

U of L Health Care University Hospital

David McArthur
davidmca@ulh.org
502 562-3575

University of Kentucky Hospital

Jay Blanton

jay.blanton@uky.edu

859-257-6605

U of L Health Care University Hospital

David McArthur
davidmca@ulh.org
502-562-3575

Louisiana

Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Maryann Rowland
maryann.rowland@brgeneral.org
225-237-1675

General Health System

Maryann Rowland
Maryann.rowland@brgeneral.org
225-237-1675

Kenner Regional Medical Center

Stafford Scott
sscott@ochsner.org
504-842-9143

Ochsner Clinic Foundation

Stafford Scott
sscott@ochsner.org
504-842-9143

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202 461-7600

Tulane University Hospital & Clinic

Media Relations
504-988-1831

Overton Brooks Veterans Affairs Medical Center

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Maine

Maine Medical Center

Mark Harris
Harrim6@mainehealth.org
207-775-7001

Maryland

Franklin Square Hospital

Ming Tai
Ming.tai@medstar.net
443-777-7483

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

JHMedia@jhmi.edu
410-955-6681

Johns Hopkins Health System and Hospital

JHMedia@jhmi.edu
410-955-6681

Mercy Medical Center

Dan Collins
dcollins@md.merct.com
410-332-9714

University of Maryland Medical Center

Karen Lancaster

klancaster@umm.edu

410 328-7650

University of Maryland Medical System

Karen Lancaster
klancaster@umm.edu
410-328-7650

Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center

Office of Communications, Patient Recruitment, and Public Liaison
ccpressgroup@cc.nih.gov
301 496-2563

MedStar Health

Jean Hitchcock
Jean.hitchcock@medstar.net
410-772-6557

Holy Cross Hospital

Yolanda Gaskins
gaskiy@holycrosshealth.org
301-754-7123

Massachusetts

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Jerry Berger
jberger@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7308

Boston Medical Center

Maria Pantages Ober
mpober@bu.edu
617-638-8496

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Erin McDonough
BWHMediaRelations@partners.org
617-534-1600

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

William  Schaller
william_schaller@dfci.harvard.edu
617-632-5357

CareGroup, Inc.

Judy Glasser
jglasser@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7301

Children’s Hospital Boston

Rob Graham
rob.graham@childrens.harvard.edu
617-919-3111

Faulkner Hospital

Erin McDonough
BWHMediaRelations@partners.org
617-534-1600

Massachusetts General Hospital

Peggy Slasman
pslasman@partners.org
617-724-2750

Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

Rich Copp
rcopp@partners.org
617-278-1031

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

David Connolly
David.connolly@steward.org
617-779-6579

Tufts Medical Center

Julie Jette
617-636-3265

Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202 461-7600

Lahey Clinic Medical Center

Scott Hartman
Scott.v.hartman@lahey.org
781-744-8873

Cambridge Health Alliance and Cambridge Hospital Campus

David Cecere
dcecere@challiance.org
617-591-4044

Mount Auburn Hospital

Community Relations Department
moconnel@mah.harvard.edu
617-499-5098

Baystate Health System

Jane Albert
413-794-7750

Baystate Medical Center

Benjamin Craft
413-794-1689

UMass Memorial Health Care

Rob Brogna
Robert.brogna@umassmemoiral.org
508-793-5394

Michigan

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

Media Relations
joneslae@trinity-health.org
734-712-4033

University of Michigan Health System

Media Relations
umhsmedia@umich.edu
734-764-2220

University of Michigan Medical Center

Media Relations
umhsmedia@umich.edu
734-7644-2220

Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Oakwood Healthcare System, Hospital and Medical Center

Paula Rivera-Kerr
riverap@oakwood.org
313-791-4817

Detroit Medical Center

Tiffany Jones
tmjones@dmc.org
313-578-2775

Henry Ford Hospital

Dwight Angell
Dwight.angell@hfhs.org
313-876-8709

Sinai-Grace Hospital

Public Relations/Marketing
313-966-1044

St. John Hospital and Medical Center

Daniela Scholl
Daniela.scholl@stjohn.org
586-753-0731

Trinity Health

Eve Pidgeon
pidgeone@trinity-health.org
248-489-6634

Hurley Medical Center

Ilene Cantor
Icantor1@hurleymc.com
810-262-7164

Spectrum Health

Carrie Manders
Carrie.manders@spectrumhealth.org
616-391-1368

Bronson Methodist Hospital

Corporate Communications
watts@bronsonhg.org
269-341-8747

William Beaumont Hospital

Colette Stimmell
cstimmell@beaumont.edu
248-551-0740

William Beaumont Hospital System

Colette Stimmell
cstimmell@beaumont.edu
248-551-0740

Minnesota

HealthPartners, Inc.

Jeannine Befidi
Jeannine.n.befidi@healthpartners.com
952-883-5274

Abbott Northwestern Hospital

David Kanihan
davidkanihan@allina.com
612-262-4986

Fairview Health Services

Ryan Davenport
Rdavenp1@fairview.org
612-672-4164

Hennepin County Medical Center

Christine Hill
media@hcmed.org
612-873-5719

Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

Ryan Davenport
Rdavenp1@fairview.org
612-672-4164

Mayo Health System

Traci Klein
Klein.traci@mayo.edu
507-284-5005

Saint Mary’s Hospital

Traci Klein
Klein.traci@mayo.edu
507-284-5005

Regions Hospital

Jeannine Befidi
Jeannine.n.befidi@healthpartners.com
952 883-5274

Mississippi

G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Methodist Rehabilitation Center

Susan Christensen
schristens@mmrcrehab.org
601-364-3334

University Hospitals and Clinics/ University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jack Mazurak
jmazurak@umc.edu
601-984-1970

Missouri

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Jason Merrill
Jmerrill@bjc.org
314-286-0302

University of Missouri Health Care

Jeff Hoelscher
hoelscherj@missouri.edu
573-884-1608

Children’s Mercy Hospital

Jessica Salazar
jmsalazar@cmh.edu
816-346-1346

Saint Luke’s Hospital Kansas City/ Saint Luke’s Shawnee Mission Health System

Kerry O’Connor
newsmedia@saint-lukes.org
816-932-8646

Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill

Shane Kovac
Shane.kovac@tmcmed.org
816-404-3786

BJC HealthCare

June Fowler
bjr1699@bjc.org
314-286-2013

Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Nancy Corbett
Nancy.corbett@mercy.net
405-752-3793

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Jackie Ferman
slchmedia@bjc.org
314-286-0304

Nebraska

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Integrated Service Network VISN 14

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Creighton University Medical Center

Kelsey Archer Bugjo
Kelsey.archer@tenethealth.com
402-449-4648

The Nebraska Medical Center

Tom O’Connor
toconnor@unmc.edu
402 559-4690

Nevada

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

Danita Cohen
702-383-3987

New Hampshire

Dartmouth Hitchcock Alliance/ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Rick Adams
Clarence.r.adams@hitchcock.org
603-653-1913

New Jersey

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Peter Haigney
peter.haigney@rwjuh.edu
732-937-8521

Cooper University Hospital

Lori Shaffer
Shaffer-Lori@cooperhealth.edu
856-382-6449

Hackensack University Medical Center

Marketing & Communications Department
551-996-3966

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Public Relations Department
973-322-5441

Monmouth Medical Center

Public Relations Department
973-322-5441

Atlantic Health

Michael Samuelson
973-660-3578

Morristown Memorial Hospital

Michael Samuelson
973-660-3578

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Maureen Gillespie
mgillespie@meridianhealth.com
732-776-4166

Meridian Health System

Robert Cavanaugh
rcavanaugh@meridianhealth.com
732-751-3451

Saint Peter’s University Hospital

Phil Hartman
phartman@saintpetersuh.com
732-339-7002

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Public Relations Department
973-322-5441

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-University Hospital

University Department of Public Affairs
973-972-300

Saint Barnabas Health Care System

Michael Samuelson
973-660-3578

New Mexico

New Mexico Veterans Affairs Medical Center

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

University of New Mexico Hospital

Sam Giammo
505 272-3682

New York

Montefiore Medical Center

Helene Guss
HGuss@montefiore.org
718-920-4011

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

Carole Trottere
Carole.Trottere@hofstra.edu
516-463-7585

North Shore University Hospital and Medical Center

Terry Lynam
tlynam@nshs.edu
516-465-2640

Albany Medical Center Hospital

Public Relations
518-262-3421

United Health Services Hospitals

Media Relations Department
607-762-2336

Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

Public Relations
718-901-8596

Jacobi Medical Center

Susan Mueller
718-918-3827

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center

Desiree Thompson
718-579-5700

North Central Bronx

Hannah Nelson
718-918-5318

Brooklyn Hospital Center

Office of Public Affairs
Tbhc_publicaffairs@nyp.org
718-250-8325

Coney Island Hospital

James Saunders
718-616-4125

Kings County Hospital Center

Adele Flateau
718-245-3910

Long Island College Hospital

Ron Najman
Ron.najman@downstate.edu
718-270-1176

Maimonides Medical Center

Public Relations & Marketing
718 283-8200

MediSys

Ole Pedersen
opederse@jhmc.org
718-206-6057

New York Methodist Hospital

Public Affairs
718-780-5367

SUNY Downstate Medical Center/University Hospital of Brooklyn

Ron Najman
Ron.najman@downstate.edu
718-270-1176

Woodhull Medical & Mental Health Center

Lynn Schulman
718-963-8124

Kaleida Health

Public Affairs & Media Relations
716-859-8066

Kaleida Health/Buffalo General Hospital

Michael Hughes
716-859-8066

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Annie Deck-Miller
Annie.deck-miller@roswellpark.org
716-845-8593

Bassett Healthcare/ Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital

Karen Huxtable
Karen.huxtable@bassett.org
607-547-4581

Elmhurst Hospital Center

Dario Centorcelli
718-334-5919

Queens Hospital Center

Cleon Edwards
718-883-2134

Winthrop South Nassau University Health System, Inc./ Winthrop-University Hospital

J. Edmund Keating
ekeating@winthrop.org
516-663-2234

Sound Shore Health System/  Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester

Public Affairs
914-365-3597

Bellevue Hospital Center

Steve-Bohlen
212 562-4516

Beth Israel Medical Center

Jim Mandler
jmandler@chpnet.org
212-523-7772

Continuum Health Partners, Inc.

Jim Mandler
jmandler@chpnet.org
212-523-7772

Harlem Hospital Center

Sylvia White
212-939-1308

Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute

Public Affairs and Marketing
212-404-3555

Hospital for Special Surgery

Phyllis Fisher
Fisherp@hss.edu
212-606-1197

Lenox Hill Healthcare Network

Public Relations & Marketing Communications

212 434-2400

Lenox Hill Hospital

Public Relations & Marketing Communications
212 434-2400

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Media Coordinators
mediastaff@mskcc.org
212-639-3573

Metropolitan Hospital Center

Noel Alicea
212-423-8162

Mount Sinai Hospital

Ian Michaels
Ian.michaels@mountsinai.org
212-241-9200

NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation

Ana Marengo
Ana.marengo@nychhc.org
212-788-3339

NYU Hospitals Center

Office of Communications & Public Affairs
news@nyumc.org
212-404-3500

NYU Langone Medical Center

Office of Communications & Public Affairs
news@nyumc.org
212-404-3500

New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System

Public Affairs
212 305-5587

New York-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

Public Affairs
212 305-5587

St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Jim Mandler
Jmandler@chpnet.org
212-523-7772

Strong Health System and Hospital

Teri D’Agostino
Teri_DAgostino@urmc.rochester.edu
585-275-3676

Staten Island University Hospital

Terry Lynam
tlynam@nshs.edu
516 465-2640

Stony Brook University Hospital

Lauren Sheprow
Lauren.sheprow@stonybrook.edu
631-444-7880

University Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Darryl Geddes
geddesd@update.edu
315-464-4836

Westchester Medical Center

David Billig
billigd@wcmc.com
914-493-8028

North Carolina

UNC Health Care System and University of North Carolina Hospitals

Stephanie Crayton
scrayton@unch.unc.edu
919-966-2860

Carolinas HealthCare System

Heather Anderson
Heather.anderson@carolinashealthcare.org
704-446-1772

Carolinas Medical Center

Heather Anderson
Heather.anderson@carolinashealthcare.org
704-446-1772

Duke University Health System and Hospital

Sarah Avery
Sarah.avery@duke.edu
919-660-1306

Pitt County Memorial Hospital

Barbara D. Dunn
bddunn@vidanthealth.com
252-847-7599

University Health System of Eastern Carolina, Inc.

Barbara D. Dunn
Bddunn@vidanthealth.com
252-847-7599

North Carolina Baptist Hospital

Paula Faria
pfaria@wakehealth.edu
336-716-1279

North Dakota

Sanford Medical Center

Andrea Voorhees
Andrea.voorhees@sanfordhealth.org
701 234-6730

Ohio

Ohio State University Health System

Eric Geier
614-292-7110

Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University

Sherri Kirk
sherri.kirk@osumc.edu
614-366-3277 or 614-293-3737

Akron Children’s Hospital

Laurie Schueler
lschueler@chmca.org
330-543-3400

Akron General Medical Center

Jim Gosky
jgosky@agmc.org
330-344-6083

Summa Health System

Mike Bernstein
bernsteinm@summahealth.org
330-375-7930

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Jim Feuer
Jim.feuer@cchmc.org
513-636-4656

Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Good Samaritan Hospital (TriHealth)

Joe Kelley
Joe_Kelley@TriHealth.com
513-569-6706

UC Health

Public Relations Office
media@uchealth.com
513-584-8865

University Hospital

Public Relations Office
media@uchealth.com
513-584-8865

Cleveland Clinic Health System

Eileen Sheil
sheile@ccf.org
216-444-8927

MetroHealth Medical Center

Shannon Mortland
smortland@metrohealth.org
216 778-2561

University Hospitals Case Medical Center/ University Hospitals HealthSystem

Janice Guhl
Janice.guhl@uhhospitals.org
216-767-8556

Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute

David Crawford
Crawford.1@osu.edu
614-293-3737

Grant-Riverside Methodist Hospitals, Grant Medical Center Campus/ Grant-Riverside Methodist Hospitals, Riverside Campus

Mark Hopkins
mhopkins@ohiohealth.com
614-544-4248

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Erin Pope
erin.pope@nationwidechildrens.org
614-355-0495

OhioHealth

Mark Hopkins
mhopkins@ohiohealth.com
614-544-4248

Children’s Medical Center

Marketing and Communications Office
marketing@childrensdayton.org
937-641-3666

Miami Valley Hospital

Nancy Thickel
ncthickel@mvh.org
937-208-2725

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Eileen Sheil
sheile@ccf.org
216-444-8927

St. Elizabeth Health Center

Public Relations Department
330-480-3346

ValleyCare Health System of Ohio

Trish Hrina
330-884-1062

Oklahoma

OU Medical Center

Dennis Gimmel
Dennis.gimmel@hchealthcare.com
405-271-7900

Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Oregon

Oregon Health & Science University

Tamara Hargens-Bradley
hargenst@ohsu.edu
503-494-8231

Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

Pennsylvania

Geisinger Health System

Che Parker, MA
caparker1@geisinger.edu
570-271-7441

Temple University Health System

Greg Forester
Gregory.forester@tuhs.temple.edu
215-707-1747

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest

Brain Downs
Brian.downs@lvhn.org
484-884-0825

St. Luke’s Hospital

Denise Rader
raderd@slhn.org
484-526-4104

Hamot Medical Center

Ellen Patterson
814-877-6000

Pinnacle Health Hospitals/ Pinnacle Health System

Public Relations
717-231-8104

The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Megan Manlove
mmanlove@hmc.psu.edu
717-531-8606

Albert Einstein Medical Center (Albert Einstein Healthcare Network)

Damien Woods
woodsdam@einstein.edu
215-456-7326

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

George V. Bochanski, Jr.
bochanskig@email.chop.edu
267-426-6080

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Franklin Hoke
Franklin.hoke@fccc.edu
215-728-2700

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Department of Communications
215-662-2560

Lankenau Hospital

Bridget Therriault
therriaultb@mlhs.org
484-580-1025

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Public Relations Team
215-427-5400

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Jackie Kozloski
Jackie.kozloski@jefferson.edu
215-955-5296

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Department of Communications
215-662-2560

Allegheny General Hospital

Kelly Sorice
ksorice@wpahs.org
412-330-2423

Magee-Womens Hospital

Paul Wood
412-647-6647

UPMC, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

Paul Wood
412-647-6647

West Penn Allegheny Health System/ Western Pennsylvania Hospital

Kelly Sorice
ksorice@wpahs.org
412-330-2423

Jefferson Health System

Jackie Kozloski
Jackie.kozloski@jefferson.edu
215-955-5296

Reading Hospital and Medical Center

Media Relations Office
610-988-8559

Crozer-Keystone Health System

Kathy Scullin
Kathy.Scullin@crozer.org
610-447-6166

Crozer-Chester Medical Center

Grant Gegwich
Grant.Gegwich@crozer.org
610-447-6316

Lankenau Hospital

Bridget Therriault
therriaultb@mlhs.org
484-580-1025

Main Line Health

Bridget Therriault
therriaultb@mlhs.org
484-580-1025

Wellspan Health/ York Hospital

Barry Sparks
bsparks@wellspan.org
717-851-3151

Puerto Rico

San Juan Veterans Affairs Medical Center

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202 461-7600

Rhode Island

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

Cezarina Jackson
Sue_jackson@mhri.org
401-729-3546

Care New England Health System

May Kernan
mkernan@carene.org
401-681-2815

Lifespan, Inc.

Jane Bruno
jbruno@lifespan.org
401-444-5327

Miriam Hospital

Jessica Collins Crimes
Jgrimes2@lifespan.org
401-793-7484

Rhode Island Hospital

Ellen Slingsby
eslingsby@lifespan.org
401-444-6421

Roger Williams Hospital

Public Relations Department
401-456-2022

Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

May Kernan
mkernan@carene.org
401-452-4313

South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center

Sarah King
kingsara@musc.edu
843-792-3621

Palmetto Health/ Palmetto Health Alliance

Tammie Epps
Tammie.Epps@palmettohealth.org
803-434-4903

Greenville Hospital System

Robyn Zimmerman
rzimmerman@ghs.org
864-797-7559

South Dakota

Avera McKennan Hospital and University

Julie Ward
605-322-7955

Sanford USD Medical Center

Darren Huber
Darren.huber@sanfordhealth.org
701-234-6215

Sioux Valley Hospitals and Health System

Stacy Bauer Jones
Stacy.jones@sanfordhealth.org
605-328-7056

Tennessee

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

John Howser
John.howser@vanderbilt.edu
615-322-4747

Erlanger Health System and Medical Center

Pat Charles
Pat.charles@erlanger.org
423-778-7427

Johnson City Medical Center

Teresa Hicks
hicksTE@msha.com
423-431-1313

Mountain States Health Alliance

Teresa Hicks
hicksTE@msha.com
423-431-1313

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Jim Ragonese
865-305-6845

LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center Medical Center

Anne Glankler
anne.glankler@lebonheur.org
901-287-6030

Methodist Healthcare-University Hospital

Ruth Ann Hale
Ruthann.hale@mlh.org
901-516-0600

Regional Medical Center at Memphis

Communications Office
901-545-7117

Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202-461-7600

James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center

COMM Office
Va.media.relations@va.gov
202 461-7600

Texas

Texas Health Research & Education Inst.

Wendell Watson
wendellwatson@texashealth.org
682 236-6963

Baylor University Medical Center

Julie Smith
Julie.smith2@baylorhealth.edu
972-800-4060

Children’s Medical Center of Dallas

Laurie Holloway
mediarelations@childrens.com
214-456-5318

Dallas County Hospital District, Parkland Health & Hospital System

Corporate Communications
214-590-8054

Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Kathleen Beathard
kathleenbeathard@mhd.com
214-947-4602

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Russell Rian
Russell.rian@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404

University Medical Center of El Paso

Margaret Althoff-Olivas
Malthoff-olivas@umcelpaso.org
915-544-1200

John Peter Smith Hospital (Tarrant County Hospital District)

Diana Carroll
Dcarro01@jpshealth.org
817-702-1227

University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals at Galveston

Paul Reyes
Rareyes@utmb.edu
409-747-0794

Harris County Hospital District

Corporate Communications Department
News@hchd.tmc.edu
713-566-6430

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

James T. Campbell
James.campbell@memorialhermann.org
713-242-4787

Methodist Health Care System/ Methodist Hospital

Stefanie Asin
slasin@tmhs.org
832-667-5809

St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System and Hospital

Media Relations Team
832-355-3242

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

External Communications
externalcomm@manderson.org
713-792-0655

University Medical Center Health System

Marketing Department
806-775-8650

Medical Center Hospital

Communications/Marketing
432-640-1242

University Health System

Leni Kirkman
Leni.kirkman@uhs-sa.com
210-358-4000

Scott & White Hospital – Temple

Katherine Voss
kvoss@swmail.sw.org
254-724-4097

University of Texas Health Center at Tyler

Office of Public Affairs and Marketing
903-877-7075

Utah

University of Utah Health System

Kathy Wilets
kathy.wilets@hsc.utah.eu
801-581-7387

University of Utah Hospital

Christopher Nelson
Christopher.nelson@hsc.utah.edu
801-581-7387

Vermont

Fletcher Allen Health Care

Mike Nobel
Milner.noble@vtmednet.org
802-847-2886

White River Junction VA Medical Center

Public Affairs Office
802-295-9363

Virginia

University of Virginia Medical Center

Eric Swensen
ews3j@virginia.edu
434-924-5679

INOVA Fairfax Hospital/ Health System

Tony Raker
Tony.raker@inova.org
703-645-2736

Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Bruce Sprecher
bruce.sprecher@va.gov
919-956-5541

Medical College of Virginia Hospitals

James Morrisard
jmorrisard@mcvh-vcu.edu
804-828-5730

Carilion Medical Center

Eric Earnhart
Epearnhart@carilionclinic.org
540-224-4966

Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Public Affairs Office
540-982-2463

Washington

Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center

Public Relations
press@seattlechildrens.org
206-987-4500

Harborview Medical Center University of Washington Hospitals

Susan Gregg
sghanson@uw.edu
206-543-3620

University of Washington Academic Medical Center

Susan Gregg
sghanson@uw.edu
206-543-3620

University of Washington Medical Center

Susan Gregg
sghanson@uw.edu
206-543-3620

Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care

Office of Public Affairs
publicaffairspugetsound@va.gov
206-764-2435

Virginia Mason Medical Center

John Gillespie
john.gillespie@vmmc.org
206-341-1509

West Virginia

CAMC Health System

Marketing and Public Affairs
304-388-5757

Charleston Area Medical Center

Marketing and Public Affairs
304-388-5757

Cabell Huntington Hospital

Charles Shumaker
304-526-2000

West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.

Communications Office
304-293-7087

Wisconsin

Gundersen Lutheran Health Care System

Press Room
cjstauff@gundluth.org

Lutheran Hospital-LaCrosse

Press Room
cjstauff@gundluth.org

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Media Inquiries
news@uwhealth.org

Aurora Health Care

Adam Beeson
Adam.Beeson@aurora.org
414-299-1690

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Julie Pedretti
414-266-5420
pressroom@chw.org

Froedtert Hospital and Health System

Carolyn Bellin
Cbellin@froedterthealth.org
414-805-2057

Sinai Samaritan Medical Center

Adam Beeson
Adam.beeson@aurora.org
414-299-1690

St. Luke’s Medical Center

Adam Beeson
Adam.beeson@aurora.org
414-299-1690

Contact AAMC Media Relations

If you are a member of the media in need of expert sources, the AAMC has spokespeople available for comment on medical education, patient care, medical research, and national health policy.

Please contact a member of the Media Relations staff to assist with your needs. Staff members are available during the hours of Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., ET. If you need to reach someone after normal business hours, please call 202-286-6725. 

Contacts
Lesley Ward
Senior Media Relations Specialist
Telephone: 202-828-0655
E-mail: lward@aamc.org
Jamila Vernon
Public Relations Specialist II
Telephone: 202-828-0959
E-mail: jvernon@aamc.org

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