LSUHS Logo Icon Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, AAMC President, presented Institutional Grand Rounds, and met with LSUHS leadership and students. 

AAMC President and CEO Visits LSU Health Shreveport

Darrell G. Kirch, MD, President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, will give an institutional grand rounds presentation at LSU Health Shreveport on Thursday, Nov. 15. Dr. Kirch’s session is titled, “How Will the Academic Health Center Lead in A Time of Major Challenges?”

“We are thrilled and honored to have the President & CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges visit LSU Health Shreveport. Dr. Kirch is a thoughtful and insightful academic leader who has spoken and published widely on the need for transformation in the nation’s healthcare system, and how academic medicine can lead the change across medical education, biomedical research, and patient care,” shared Dr. Jane Eggerstedt, Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at LSU Health Shreveport.

The session highlighted six major challenges facing academic medicine and the opportunities these challenges present for academic medicine to lead. Dr. Kirch spoke on the causal factors underlying each challenge—from our uncertain health care and policy climate and the spread of misinformation, to the explosion of medical knowledge and changing needs of learners, to ongoing health inequities and worsening burnout among health professionals. Dr. Kirch also focused on the leadership imperatives necessary to confront these challenges and shape the health care culture of the future.

“Today’s political, economic, and social realities – paired with rapid changes in the nation’s health care system – present significant challenges to how we provide better care to individuals and populations at reasonable cost,” said Darrell G. Kirch, MD, president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges. “By addressing these challenges at the national, organizational, and individual levels, the academic medicine community has the opportunity to shape our transforming health care system as we seek to achieve our mission of improving the health of all.”

Dr. Kirch with LSUHS Leadership

Photo from L to R: Dr. Chuck Fox, Dr. Darrell G. Kirch, Dr. Jane Eggerstedt, and Dr. David Lewis