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Janis Orlowski, MD, MACP

Chief Health Care Officer, AAMC

Janis M. Orlowski, MD, MACP
Dr. Orlowski is the Chief Health Care Officer at the AAMC and a nephrologist treating patients including those with COVID-19—throughout the pandemic.

As chief health care officer, Janis M. Orlowski, MD, MACP, 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. She leads several AAMC groups, such as the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems, which represents the interests of approximately 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 64 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers.

Dr. Orlowski joined the AAMC after serving as the chief operating officer and chief medical officer of MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. From 2004 to 2013, she oversaw the center’s 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 Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Marquette University and her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin.