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Arthur L. Kellermann M.D., M.P.H.

Senior Vice President, VCU Health Sciences
CEO, VCU Health System
Professor, VCU Department of Emergency Medicine
Affiliate Professor, VCU Department of Family Medicine and Population Health



Arthur L. Kellermann, M.D., M.P.H. is senior vice president for Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health Sciences and CEO of VCU Health System in Richmond, Virginia. VCU Health is Virginia’s most comprehensive academic health sciences enterprise. The VCU Health brand represents the VCU health sciences academic programs including the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy; and the College of Health Professions. VCU Health also represents VCU Massey Cancer Center and VCU Health System, which comprises VCU Medical Center (the only academic medical center in the region); Community Memorial Hospital; Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU; and MCV Physicians. The clinical enterprise includes a collaboration with Sheltering Arms Institute for physical rehabilitation services.

Before joining VCU in 2020, Dr. Kellermann served as dean of "America's Medical School" - the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland, which serves as the leadership academy for military health and the U.S. Public Health Service.

Dr. Kellermann previously held the Paul O'Neill-Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis at the RAND Corporation, an independent, non-profit research organization. Prior to that, he was professor of emergency medicine and public health at Emory University, where at various points he served as founding director of the Emory Center for Injury Control, founding chair of Emory's Department of Emergency Medicine and later, Associate Dean for Health Policy at the Emory School of Medicine. He holds a BS degree from Rhodes College, an MD degree from Emory University and an MPH degree from the University of Washington.

Dr. Kellermann has authored or coauthored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications on public health, health policy, emergency care, injury prevention and military health. He is Senior Editor of Out of the Crucible: How the U.S. Military Transformed Combat Casualty Care in Iraq and Afghanistan, a medical history book developed with the support of the Army's Borden Institute and released by the U.S. Government Publishing Office in December 2017.

Dr. Kellermann holds career achievement awards from two fields - injury control and emergency medicine. Elected to the Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine [NAM]) in 1999, he has served on National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committees addressing the prevention and control of violent behavior, the consequences of uninsurance, health promotion, biodefense, and the future of emergency care. From 2013 to 2016, he served on the NAM's Governing Council. Dr. Kellermann is board-certified in internal medicine and emergency medicine, and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Physicians. He is a faculty member in the VCU School of Medicine, as both Professor in the VCU Department of Emergency Medicine and Affiliate Professor for the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health.