April 13, 2022

AAMC president David Skorton to speak in Light Hall on May 2

David Skorton, MD, president and CEO of the Association of American of Medical Colleges (AAMC), will deliver a lecture at noon on Monday, May 2 in 208 Light Hall.

His topic is “What it Takes to Shape Tomorrow’s Physicians – And How We Get There.”

Skorton has led the AAMC since 2019. In a distinguished and varied career, he has also served as the president of two universities, Cornell and the University of Iowa, and as the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, where he oversaw 19 museums, 21 libraries, the National Zoo, and numerous research centers and education programs.

His medical specialty is the treatment of congenital heart disease, and pioneered the use of cardiac imaging and computer processing techniques.

A distinguished professor at Georgetown University, Skorton is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He is also a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.