Former Navy Surgeon General Named New AMSUS Executive Director

The Society for the History of Navy Medicine has a relationship with AMSUS in that he have mounted a panel at the organization’s annual meeting and plan to do so in future. Given that, the announcement here should be of interest. I received it in this morning’s email traffic.

The AMSUS Board of Managers is delighted to announce the selection of retired Vice Admiral Michael Cowan to serve as AMSUS Executive Director. Doctor Cowan will follow retired Major General George Anderson in this key leadership role. Doctor Anderson has served as Executive Director since 2005 and will complete his time at the helm in November, 2012.

AMSUS is the Society of Federal Health Professionals. The society was organized in 1891 and chartered by Congress in 1903 to advance the knowledge of healthcare within the federal agencies and to increase the effectiveness of its members. It is dedicated to all aspects of federal medicine – professional, scientific, educational and administrative. Presently our nearly 8,000 members represent all healthcare disciplines and serve in the Active and Reserve Components of all of the uniformed services as well as the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

AMSUS will host its 118th Annual Meeting in Phoenix this fall, and Admiral Cowan will become Executive Director following that convention. He will continue to serve on the AMSUS Board of Managers and as the AMSUS Awards Committee Chair until he assumes his new role.

Prior to retiring from the Navy Admiral Cowan served as the 34th Naval Surgeon General and Chief of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Since retirement from the Navy he has been a professional services and information technology consulting executive for Oracle, Inc., BearingPoint, Inc., and currently at Deloitte Consulting LLP.

BG Michael J Kussman, MC, USA (Ret.)

Chair, AMSUS Board of Managers

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