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2018 – 2019 COTH Leadership

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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 Officers
Kirk A. Calhoun, MD*
University of Texas Health Center at Tyler

Kate Walsh
Boston Medical Center

Immediate Past-Chair
Daniel Podolsky, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

* Representatives to AAMC Board of Directors    

COTH Board Members
Timothy J. Babineau, MD, Lifespan
Robert W. Cannon, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Kevin S. Cook, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Michael J. Dandorph, Rush University Medical Center and Rush System for Health
Leslie C. Davis, UPMC
Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Ed Jimenez, UF Health Shands
Richard P. Lofgren, MD UC Health
Dennis Murphy, Indiana University Health
Michael Riordan, Greenville Health System
Kevin W. Sowers, Johns Hopkins Health System
Johnese Spisso, UCLA Health System
Michael Waldrum, MD, Vidant Health
Mark Wietecha, Children's Hospital Association

Ex-officio Representatives
Ashley Thompson, American Hospital Association Representative
Irene Thompson, Vizient Representative

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