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Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber has been named president of the AMWA. Her research interests include diversity in health care and the impact of sex and gender on health and disease. [Photo courtesy IU School of Medicine]

Augusta University professor named president of American Medical Women’s Association

Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, professor of medicine at the Medical College of Georgia and the University of Georgia partnership, has been named 2022-23 president of the American Medical Women’s Association, the largest multispecialty organization of women in medicine.

“I feel honored and excited to be leading AMWA for a second time,” said Rohr-Kirchgraber. “As a Hispanic woman, I am honored to be a first, while also being committed to ensure a pathway to leadership for others.”

Rohr-Kirchgraber continued, “Our goals for the year include advocating for equity at all levels in health care, sex and gender health, and ensuring workplace flexibility to support women in medicine. As women physicians, we are uniquely positioned to advance health-related policy issues that impact our communities. I am grateful to be in a position to help support AMWA members and allies focused on such important work.”

Rohr-Kirchgraber works to keep communities and families healthy through prevention and promoting wellness.

In her previous role as executive director of the Indiana University National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Rohr-Kirchgraber led efforts to improve the health of women and their families, empower women to leadership positions and advocate for change.

Rohr-Kirchgraber is an inaugural fellow of AMWA and has been the recipient of numerous awards. She has also been named a Woman of Influence and Excellence in Advocacy. She is also a past vice-chair of the Women Physicians Section of the American Medical Association and serves on the Minority Affairs Section for the AMA.

A native of California, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from California State University at Long Beach and her medical degree from Weill College of Medicine at Cornell. She completed her residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

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