For Release: November 21, 2013
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Geisel Overseer Peter Slavin Named Chair Elect of AAMC Board of Directors

Dr. Peter Slavin

Congratulations to Geisel Board of Overseers member Peter L. Slavin, MD, on his appointment as chair-elect of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). He will succeed the Board's current chair, A. Lorris Betz, MD, PhD, senior vice president emeritus of health sciences at the University of Utah, next year.

"The AAMC will be benefit greatly from Peter's leadership and his tremendous insights and experience in academic medicine," says Wiley "Chip" Souba, MD, ScD, MBA, dean of Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine.

In addition to his role on Geisel's Board of Overseers, Dr. Slavin has served as president of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the third oldest hospital in the United States and largest employer in Boston, for more than a decade. Prior to this position, he was chairman and CEO of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization. In the late 1990s, Dr. Slavin was recruited to lead the recently merged Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., as its first president. He completed his training in internal medicine at MGH in 1987 and later became MGH chief medical officer. He graduated from Harvard College in 1979, Harvard Medical School in 1984, and Harvard Business School in 1990. Dr. Slavin teaches internal medicine at MGH and health care management at Harvard Medical School. He is past chair of the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and a member of the Corporation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also serves on the Administrative Board of the AAMC's Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems and was chair from 2010 to 2012.

"The AAMC serves and leads the academic medicine community to improve the health of all. Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the AAMC is a not-for-profit association representing all 141 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and 90 academic and scientific societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 128,000 faculty members, 75,000 medical students, and 110,000 resident physicians.

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