Janis M. Orlowski

Board Member at Medical College of Wisconsin

Janis M. Orlowski, MD, MACP, is the Chief Health Care Officer with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In this role, she focuses on the interface between the health care delivery system and academic medicine, especially regarding how academic medical centers can leverage their expertise in research and innovation to support emerging reforms.

Dr. Orlowski also leads several AAMC groups, including the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems. Dr. Orlowski joined the AAMC after serving as the chief operating officer and chief medical officer of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. From 2004-2013, where she oversaw the medical staff, clinical care, quality, patient safety, medical risk, perioperative services, ambulatory care and medical education programs. Prior to MedStar Washington, Dr. Orlowski served as associate vice president and executive dean of the Rush University Medical School in Chicago.

Dr. Orlowski also serves on the board of trustees at Marquette University.

Dr. Orlowski is board-certified in both internal medicine and nephrology. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering from Marquette University in 1978 and her MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1982. Her residency, term as Chief Resident and Fellowship in Nephrology) were all completed at Rush University Medical Center.


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