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Jordan J. Cohen, MD

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Dr. Jordan J. Cohen
Chairman, Academic Affairs Committee

Health Services Retired Academician
Former President & CEO Association of American Medical Colleges


Jordan J. Cohen, MD, is a retired academician and former president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). During his presidency of the AAMC, Dr. Cohen led the Association’s support and service to the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and served as the nation’s leading spokesperson for academic medicine.

Prior to his leadership of the AAMC and joining George Washington University, Dr. Cohen served as dean of the medical school and professor of medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and president of the medical staff at University Hospital. Prior to that, 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 Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. He has also held medical faculty positions at Harvard, Brown, and Tufts Universities.

Dr. Cohen earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a doctor of medicine from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine on the Harvard Service at Boston City Hospital. Dr. Cohen completed a fellowship in nephrology at the Tufts-New England Medical Center. He has authored more than 100 publications and is a former editor of the Kidney International Nephrology Forum.

Dr. Cohen serves on the board of directors for the Washington Advisory Group and is chairman of the board of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine.