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Dr. John Burke


John Burke, Ph.D., has had a long and distinguished career in academia, industry, and non-profit organizations. Among the various posts previously held by Dr. Burke, he was a Professor, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, College of Associated Health Professions. Dr. Burke also developed and managed new national and international programs in medical education and scientific relations for Abbot Laboratories in Chicago. For the past eighteen years, Dr. Burke has served as President and CEO of Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care ("AAAHC"). Under his leadership, AAAHC grew significantly each year to become the leading ambulatory accreditation organization in the United States, then accrediting more than 6,000 organizations worldwide.

During his tenure at AAAHC, the organization secured several government and military contracts, and was the official accrediting body for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard non-hospital medical treatment facilities. Dr. Burke led the organization into several new areas, including research and benchmarking, accreditation consulting, international accreditation, and hospital and health systems accreditation.

Throughout his career, John has served on many national boards and committees, including the American Psychiatric Foundation, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, the National Osteopathic Foundation, the Pharmaceutical Association for Continuing Medical Education, the American Academy of Family Physician's Foundation, the National Task Force on Industry-CME Collaboration, and the National Rural Health Association Foundation. The author of several books and numerous articles, Dr. Burke served for ten years as the Editor and Chairman of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Allied Health. He has previously consulted with such organizations as the World Health Organization (African Region), The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Teleprompter Cable Communications, Inc., the National Medical Audiovisual center, the Upjohn Company, Ohio Educational Broadcasting, and the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities.

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