Jordan J. Cohen

Dr. Jordan J. Cohen is currently professor of medicine and public health at George Washington University and AAMC's president emeritus. During his 12 years as the president of the association (1994-2006), Dr. Cohen launched new initiatives in each of the association's mission areas of education, research and patient care; expanded and modernized the AAMC's services for medical students, applicants, residents, and constituents; strengthened the association's communications, advocacy, and data gathering efforts, and established many initiatives for improving medical education and clinical care. Prior to becoming president of the AAMC, Dr. Cohen spent 40 years in academic medicine at some of the nation's most prestigious institutions. He was 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. Before joining 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 also held medical faculty positions at Harvard, Brown, and Tufts universities and was president of the medical staff at the New England Medical Center Hospital in Boston. He is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine on the Harvard service at the Boston City Hospital.


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