Association of Academic Health Centers
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Steven Wartman, MD, PhD, is president of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC), a post he assumed in 2005. The AAHC is a nonprofit association based in Washington, DC, that seeks to advance health and well-being through vigorous leadership of the nation’s academic health centers. Before joining the AAHC, he was executive vice president for academic and health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Wartman’s more than 25-year career in academic medicine includes chairing a department of medicine at two institutions and being the founding director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University.
Dr. Wartman is a board-certified internist, sociologist and Master of the American College of Physicians. He received his AB degree from Cornell University and his MD and PhD degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Johns Hopkins and a Henry Luce Scholar in Indonesia. Dr. Wartman is recognized for his work in the organization and management of academic health centers, where he has taken the lead on critical issues, such as the need for alignment among an institution’s schools, research, and education programs. He has received numerous awards and honorary degrees and is a distinguished professor in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University and an adjunct professor of Medicine at George Washington and Johns Hopkins Universities.