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2020 – 2021 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

Chair
Kate Walsh*
Boston Medical Center

Chair-elect
Michael Waldrum, MD*
Vidant Health

Immediate Past-Chair
Kirk A. Calhoun, MD*
UT Tyler

* Representatives to AAMC Board of Directors    

COTH Board Members

Timothy J. Babineau, MD, Lifespan
Carrie L. Byington, MD, University of California Health
Robert W. Cannon, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Kevin S. Cook, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
Michael J. Dandorph, Wellforce
Leslie C. Davis, UPMC
Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
John Hunter, MD, OHSU Health System
Ed Jimenez, UF Health Shands
Wright L. Lassiter III, Henry Ford Health System
Richard P. Lofgren, MD UC Health
Dennis Murphy, Indiana University Health
Mark F. Newman, MD, UK Healthcare
Kevin W. Sowers, Johns Hopkins Health System
Johnese Spisso, UCLA Health System
Mark Wietecha, Children's Hospital Association

Ex-officio Representatives

Ashley Thompson, American Hospital Association Representative
Irene Thompson, Vizient Representative

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