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Jordan J. Cohen, MD, president of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for more than 12 years, has announced his intention to step down when his term expires on June 30, 2006.
His career in academic medicine has so far spanned almost 40 years and has included positions at some of the country's most prestigious institutions. Most recently, he served as dean of the medical school and professor of medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook and president of the medical staff at University Hospital. In his 6-year administration at Stony Brook, Dr. Cohen fostered the medical center's development as a regional health care provider and launched an innovative model curriculum that emphasized the changing role of medicine in modern society.
Prior to serving as dean at SUNY-Stony Brook, Dr. Cohen was professor and associate chairman of medicine at the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine and physician-in-chief and chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. He has held medical faculty positions at Harvard, Brown, and Tufts universities.
He has held a wide variety of leadership positions in almost all aspects of academic medicine, including chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine and of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, as well as president of the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine. A member of the American College of Physicians since 1978, he has served as vice chair of its Board of Regents and chair of its Education Policy Committee.
Concurrent with his leadership of the AAMC, Dr. Cohen also serves on the Board of Directors of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation of New York, the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, the Foundation for Biomedical Research, the China Medical …
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