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Arthur Kohrman, MD, appointed as acting director of the Illinois Department of Public Health

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
January 26, 2012

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has appointed Arthur Kohrman, MD (a long-time member of the Health & Medicine Board) to serve as acting director of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) effective January 29, 2012.

A physician-scholar whose works have appeared in journals and books and a recipient of several prestigious fellowships, Dr. Kohrman’s record of service accomplishments and honors is long:  since  completing pediatric and infectious disease residencies at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio, he has held several key hospital administrative appointments including Associate Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Pritzker School of Medicine at University of Chicago; President and CEO of LaRabida Children’s Hospital and Research Center; and Associate Chair, Advocacy, Children’s Memorial Hospital and Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Medical School. In addition, Dr. Kohrman has held academic appointments at Stanford University, Michigan State University, University of Chicago and Northwestern University where  he is currently Professor Emeritus at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

HMPRG board and staff congratulate Dr. Kohrman on this well-deserved honor to serve.