Jonathan Jaffery to join AAMC as Chief Health Care Officer

On Dec. 31, 2022, Jonathan Jaffery, MD, MS, MMM, professor of medicine, will join the Association of American Medical Colleges as Chief Health Care Officer.

Jaffery currently serves as chief population health officer at UW Health and as president of the UW Health Accountable Care Organization. He has been a member of the faculty at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health since 2002. His work within our health system and school has focused on providing strategic leadership to advance access of populations to high quality, affordable, and equitable health care.

As a member of the AAMC leadership team, Jaffery will leverage his experience and expertise to aid the organization’s efforts to improve health care access, quality, and equity and to advance clinical leadership and effectiveness at the national level.

Jaffery previously served as the chief medical officer for the state of Wisconsin’s Medicaid program. As a 2010–11 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow, he worked for the Senate Committee on Finance on a variety of issues related to delivery-system and payment reform. Jonathan has served since 2018 as a commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).

A board-certified nephrologist, Jaffery is a member of the American Association for Physician Leadership and the American Society of Nephrology among other professional organizations, and he is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He earned his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Jaffery earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

Please join us in thanking Dr. Jaffery for his many contributions to our organization, and in congratulating him as he prepares for this new role with AAMC.