Amy Holthouser, M.D.
Amy Holthouser, M.D.

Amy Holthouser, MD, UofL’s associate dean for medical education and an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, has been selected as a member of the 2016-2017 class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (ELAM). Holthouser is one of only 54 women in the nation selected for the program.

ELAM is a year-long fellowship for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry and public health in which they develop professional and personal skills required for leadership and management in health care. More than 900 ELAM alumnae hold leadership positions in institutions around the world.

Holthouser oversees the design and implementation of the MD program curriculum. She also leads the steering committee for the eQuality Project at UofL, a national pilot initiative to integrate competencies published by the Association of American Medical Colleges related to provision of care for LGBT and DSD individuals into the school of medicine curriculum. Holthouser was a primary investigator on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to develop a required palliative care educational experience for medical students, and co-investigator on iCOPE, a five-year NIH grant funding the development of an interdisciplinary palliative care curriculum to improve the care of cancer patients.

Among her 24 teaching awards at the university and school of medicine level, Holthouser has received the American College of Physicians Outstanding Faculty Award and twice won the American Medical Women’s Association Gender Equity Award. The Louisville native is an alumna of the UofL School of Medicine where she also completed her residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics. In addition to her academic duties, Holthouser practices as a pediatric hospitalist at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

In ELAM’s 21-year history, 17 faculty members from UofL have completed the fellowship. Toni Ganzel, MD, MBA, dean of the UofL School of Medicine, is among UofL’s ELAM alumnae, and Diane Harper, MD, MPH, MS, chair of the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, was part of the 2015-2016 class. A complete list of UofL’s ELAM alumnae is included below.

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program
University of Louisville Alumnae*

Lourdes C. Corman, M.D. (1996-1997)
Professor and Vice Chair of Medicine
Chief, Division of Medical Education
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Laura F. Schweitzer, PhD (1998-1999)
Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Linda F. Lucas, MD (1999-2000)
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Director, One Day Surgery
University of Louisville Hospital

Barbara J. McLaughlin, PhD (2000-2001)
Professor of Ophthalmology
Associate Dean for Research
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Connie L. Drisko, DDS (2001-2002)
Professor of Periodontics
Assistant Dean for Research
University of Louisville School of Dentistry

Susan Galandiuk, MD (2001-2002)
Associate Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Mary Thoesen Coleman, MD, PhD (2002-2003)
Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Toni M. Ganzel, MD, MBA (2003-2004)
Professor of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology,
Department of Surgery
Senior Associate Dean for Students and Academic Affairs
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Faye Jones, MD, PhD, MSPH (2007-2008)
Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Dean of Minority and Rural Affairs
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Kathy B. Baumgartner, PhD (2008-2009)
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health
University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Melanie R. Peterson, DMD, MBA (2008-2009)
Professor of Dentistry
Associate Dean for Clinics and Postdoctoral Education
University of Louisville School of Dentistry

Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MSc, MPH (2009-2010)
Academic Advisory Dean, School of Medicine
Director, Multidisciplinary Breast Program
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Jill Suttles, PhD (2010-2011)
Graduate Program Director, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Kelli Bullard Dunn, MD (2012-2013)
Professor of Surgery
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Sharmila Makhija, MD, MBA (2012-2013)
Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
Donald E. Baxter Endowed Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Ann Shaw, MD (2013-2014)
Associate Dean for Medical Education
Academic Advisory Dean
Professor of Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Diane Harper, MD, MPH, MS (2015-2016)
Chair, Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine
Rowntree Endowed Chair in Family and Geriatric Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine

*Titles reflect the alumna’s position at the time of their acceptance into the ELAM fellowship

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Betty Coffman
Betty Coffman is a Health Communications Specialist, working on the Health Sciences Campus with departments in the School of Medicine. A UofL alumna and Louisville native, she served as a writer and editor for local and national publications and as an account services coordinator and copywriter for marketing and design firms prior to joining UofL’s Office of Marketing and Communications.