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Release: Sept. 13, 2002

American Medical Association CEO Michael Maves to visit UI Sept. 20

Dr. Michael D. Maves, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Medical Association (AMA) will visit the University of Iowa Sept. 20 to share his management and leadership perspectives with students, faculty and staff.

Maves, who earned his MBA from the UI's Henry B. Tippie College of Business in 1988, will speak at noon Friday, Sept. 20 in Room W401 of the John Pappajohn Business Building. His talk to students and guests from the Tippie College and Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is part of the NCS Pearson Leadership Lecture Series.

During his visit, Maves will meet with students from the Graduate Marketing Association, Tippie College marketing faculty, MBA students studying health administration and biomedical engineering, and John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center students. Maves will also meet with Dean Gary Fethke and a group of administrators and faculty from the Tippie College of Business.

"We're proud that one of our alumni has become the leader of the nation's largest professional physicians group, and we are pleased that he's agreed to come the University of Iowa to share his experiences and seek his advice," Fethke said.

Before becoming the AMA's CEO in January 2002, Maves headed the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) in Washington, D.C. At CHPA, a 120-year-old trade organization representing more than 200 U.S. manufacturers and distributors of nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines and dietary supplements, Maves improved both the group's operational efficiency and financial reserves.

Prior to joining the AMA, he served as executive vice president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. (AAO-HNS) from 1994-1999. Under his leadership AAO-HNS increased visibility in Washington for the 12,000-member physician group, establishing the association's first political action committee.

An active participant in organized medicine throughout his professional career, Maves has served as a specialty society representative and alternate delegate to the AMA House of Delegates as well as a governor of the American College of Surgeons. At the local level, he has served as a member of the board of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, a Councilor of the St. Louis Surgical Society, and a delegate to the Missouri State Medical Association.

Maves was a member of the initial AMA Resource-Based Relative Value Scale Update Committee and has testified before Congress, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS, formerly HCFA) and the Food and Drug Administration. In addition, he is a consultant to the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. He currently co-chairs the medical/surgical panel of the CMS Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee and serves on its executive committee.

A clinically trained and board-certified otolaryngologist, Maves has distinguished himself in academic circles as well. He served as professor and chairman of the department of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Saint Louis University College of Medicine from 1988-1994. He has also held faculty appointments at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (1984-1988) and Indiana University School of Medicine (1981-1984). Presently, he is adjunct professor at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Maves is the author of nearly 100 peer-reviewed medical journal articles and book chapters, and has lectured extensively on such topics as head-and-neck surgery, medical practice and medical economics.

Raised in Ohio, Dr. Maves received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo and his medical degree from The Ohio State University. Maves is a former captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and served in Europe.