James L. Madara, MD, is CEO of the American Medical Association. His career began with 20+ years at Harvard where he received clinical and research training, served as a tenured professor of pathology and was director of the NIH-sponsored Harvard Digestive Disease Center. After five years as chair of pathology (Emory), Dr. Madara served as the Thompson Distinguished Service Professor and dean of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and as CEO of the University of Chicago Hospitals. Along with his current position, Dr. Madara is chairman of Health2047 Inc. An independent C-corporation, Health2047 is a San Francisco-based design firm whose mission is to help advance the AMA’s goal of improving the health of the nation through innovative solutions.


Recent Posts by James Madara

Physician Burnout Is A Public Health Crisis: A Message To Our Fellow Health Care CEOs

Burnout among physicians is becoming a national health crisis. Leadership is needed to address the root causes of this problem and reposition the health care workforce for the future. The authors of this paper---the CEOs of our respective institutions---are committing to do just that.

Vital Signs: A Call To Action On Core Metrics

In April 2015, the Institute of Medicine released Vital Signs, a consensus committee report which identifies 15 core measures for assessing the nation’s health. The following blog post offers perspectives from the CEOs of five health care organizations whose support is critical to the progress...