Visiting Professor Jordan J Cohen Speaking at Medical Partnership on April 22

Jordan J. Cohen, MD, will be visiting the AU/UGA Medical Partnership on April 22, 2013 as part of a visiting professorship.  The public is invited to attend Dr. Cohen's keynote lecture, "Humanism's Essential Role in Healthcare Reform," in George Hall at 5:00 pm on April 22.

A retired academician and former president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), 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.

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 Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center.  He has also held medical faculty positions at Harvard, Brown, and Tufts Universities.

Dr. Cohen is chair of the board of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine, is a member of the board of trustees of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Association.