At the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) 107th Annual Meeting, which took place virtually March 24-27, 2022, Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP, FAMWA was elected and assumed her new role as 2022-23 president.
“Our new President, Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber has a long history with AMWA and a proven track record in supporting women’s leadership and equity in healthcare. This will be the second time she is leading the organization; she was president in 2015-1016. In the interim, she has led AMWA’s advocacy efforts, expanding the committee’s volunteer base to include law interns, rounding out team perspectives and skills,” says AMWA Executive Director, Eliza Chin, MD, MPH.
Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber, a professor at Augusta University, received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from California State University, Long Beach, her medical degree from Weill College of Medicine at Cornell, and completed her residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland. She also served as the executive director of the Indiana University National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, leading efforts to improve the health of women and their families, empowering women to leadership positions, and advocating for change.
In 2015, Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber became the first Hispanic woman to serve as president of AMWA. Over the course of her career, Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber has received numerous awards, including Outstanding Woman Leader, Innovations in Medicine, Exceptional Mentor, IU Trustee Teaching award, and AMWA’s Bertha Van Hoosen Award. She has also been named a Woman of Influence and Excellence in Advocacy.
Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber is a past vice-chair of the Women Physicians Section of the American Medical Association (AMA) and serves on the Minority Affairs Section for the AMA.