Dr. Renee Edwards accepted as Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine fellow

May 4, 2018

Dr. Renee EdwardsRenee Edwards, M.D., M.B.A., vice president and chief medical officer, OHSU Healthcare, and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, OHSU School of Medicine, has been accepted as a fellow in the 2018-2019 class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women. OHSU School of Medicine Dean Sharon Anderson, a 2004 ELAM graduate, and Health System CEO John Hunter nominated Dr. Edwards for the program.

Dr. Edwards joined OHSU in 1999 and quickly proved herself to be a natural leader – both within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and across OHSU. Prior to being appointed CMO Jan. 1, she served as co-director of the Center for Women's Health, vice chair for clinical affairs of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and as chair of the Professional Board.

ELAM called this "a highly competitive year for applications," and reported that each of the fellows in the 2018-19 class share "a conviction that academic health centers must change in response to today's societal, technological, and market forces and a desire to play a leadership role in guiding this process."

Established in 1995, ELAM is an intensive one-year fellowship of leadership training with extensive coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified women candidates for leadership in academic medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy.