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Emmanuel G. Cassimatis, M.D.

Emmanuel G. Cassimatis, M.D. Dr. Emmanuel Cassimatis is President Emeritus and Consultant, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). From July 2009 through June 2016 he served as President and CEO of ECFMG and Chair of FAIMER, ECFMG's non-profit foundation. He was formerly Vice President for Affiliations and International Affairs at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Psychiatry at the University's F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Harvard Medical School, and the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, he served on active duty with the U.S. Army for 26 years.

Dr. Cassimatis continues to serve as Professor of Psychiatry at USUHS and is a member of the Academy of Medicine of Washington, DC, a Life Fellow of the Association of Military Surgeons of the US, a Psychoanalytic Fellow of the American Academy of Dynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a past Chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and of the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Medical Education; as well as a past member of the Executive Council of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Composite Committee of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Dr. Cassimatis’ most recent awards include a 1916 Special Recognition Award for Contributions to Medical Education by the Association of American Medical Colleges; and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Foundation’s 2016 George Tarjan Award for “significant contributions to the enhancement of the integration of IMGs into American psychiatry.”

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