Marsh Elected Chair of Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine

By ChaseYavondaC

AAIM is an organization of more than 10,000 physician leaders in academic internal medicine from the United States and Canada. Its mission is to foster the advancement of learning, discovery and caring by enhancing the professional growth of academic internal medicine faculty, administrators and physicians-in-training.

“The alliance is a powerful tool for empowering internal medicine professionals and enhancing health care through professional development, research and advocacy,” Marsh said. “It is an honor to be involved with an organization that has such an important and broad impact. Advancing its mission also serves the interests of UAMS and health care in Arkansas and beyond.”

Portriat of Dr. Marsh

James Marsh, M.D.

Marsh’s one-year term begins July 1. He is currently the board’s secretary-treasurer and has previously served as president of the Association of Professors of Medicine (APM) Council, a subgroup within the AAIM that represents internal medicine department chairs and other leaders in academic internal medicine. Marsh has been active with the APM since 2004, serving in leadership roles since 2010.

A nationally prominent internist, cardiologist and cardiology researcher, Marsh served on the faculties at Harvard Medical School and Wayne State University before being recruited to UAMS in 2004. He is the Nolan Professor and Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine.

Marsh received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1974. He trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he went on to complete clinical and research fellowships in cardiovascular diseases. He served on the faculty at Harvard, while also directing the cardiology fellowship program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, for 13 years. In 1993 he moved to Wayne State University in Detroit, where he later was appointed director of cardiology and in 2001 became associate chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.

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