James Madara

James MadaraDr. Madara is CEO of the American Medical Association, the nation’s largest physician organization. An accomplished academic medical center physician, medical scientist and administrator, Dr. Madara has served as Timmie Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and as CEO of the University of Chicago Medical Center, bringing together the university’s biomedical research, teaching and clinical activities. He has served or is serving in governance in numerous organizations.

As a noted academic pathologist and an authority on epithelial cell biology and on gastrointestinal disease, Dr. Madara has published more than 200 original papers and chapters, making important contributions to understanding the biology of the cells that line the digestive tract. His work has garnered both national and international awards.