Chief Public Policy Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges
2450 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
As chief public policy officer, Atul Grover, MD, PhD, manages the health, educational, scientific, and other policies developed by the AAMC. He works with AAMC leadership to coordinate organizational strategy and external relationships to advance those policies and to carry out its mission of advancing the health of the public. He also leads the association's advocacy efforts, leveraging the government relations and communications teams to advance the policy goals of the academic medicine community. Dr. Grover joined the AAMC as associate director for the Center for Workforce Studies in 2005, where he managed research activity and directed externally funded workforce studies. He became a director of government relations and health care affairs in 2007.
Prior to joining the AAMC, Dr. Grover was a senior consultant in health care finance and applied economics for The Lewin Group, Inc., from 2003 to 2005. He came to the consulting firm after serving with the U.S. Public Health Service, Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA). From 2001 until 2003, Dr. Grover worked as a chief medical officer for HRSA's National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, and as a medical officer for the children's hospital graduate medical education program. Trained as a general internist, Dr. Grover holds faculty appointments at the George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine, and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he obtained his PhD in health and public policy. He received his MD degree from GWU School of Medicine in 1995, and completed his residency in internal medicine and primary care at the University of California at San Francisco.