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Arthur "Art" Kellermann, MD, MPH


Dr. Kellermann serves as Senior Advisor for the Authority, providing knowledge and guidance for the Authority's Health Care Workforce Study.

Dr. Kellermann is a nationally recognized leader in health care delivery, public health and health policy. He most recently served as CEO of the VCU Health System and Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he oversaw the work of the University’s four health sciences schools and its College of Health Professions.

Before joining VCU in 2020, Dr. Kellermann was dean of the School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland, which serves as the leadership academy for our nation’s military health system and U.S. Public Health service. In addition to educating health professionals, USU conducts cutting-edge science and provides policy advice to the U.S. Department of Defense, the Defense Health Agency and allied agencies of the U.S. Government.

Prior to joining USU in 2013, Dr. Kellermann held the Paul O'Neill/Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis at the RAND Corporation. There, he led numerous projects focusing on health policy and public health preparedness. Before that, he worked for 17 years at Emory University, where he established Emory’s Center for Injury Control in the University’s Rollins School of Public Health and served as founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine in its School of Medicine. He began his academic career at UT Memphis, where he was chief of UT’s division of emergency medicine, medical director of the Regional Medical Center at Memphis’ Emergency Department and medical director of the Memphis Fire Department’s EMS Bureau.

Elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 1999, Dr. Kellermann has served on or chaired National Academies committees working on topics ranging from biodefense and emergency care to violence prevention and the consequences of uninsurance. He also served on the NAM’s governing council. To date, he has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers on a wide range of topics and an equal number of monographs, book chapters and op-eds. He holds a substantial number of honors and awards and has been recognized for career achievements in two fields: emergency medicine and injury control. He received his MD degree from Emory University and his MPH degree from the University of Washington.

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