Adtalem International Training Appoints John Danaher M.D. to Lead Medical Faculties

The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Ross University School of Medicine play a vital role in strengthening the pipeline and diversity of the medical profession

CHICAGO, Aug 23, 2021 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a leading provider of health education and personal solutions, today announced the appointment of John Danaher, MD as President of Adtalem Medical, to lead its two medical schools, the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), and the Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP). In his role, Danaher is responsible for the strategy and operations of medical schools, including academic programs, campus and clinical operations, and admission.

“I am excited to welcome John to the Adtalem leadership team. As chief physician, John’s extensive experience in higher education, hospital systems and health care businesses will add tremendous value to our academic medical programs,” said Stephen W. Beard, COO of Adtalem. “John joins us at a crucial point in our journey as we shift our focus to become a leader in health education. In these unprecedented times, with the developing pandemic, the role of medical educators in producing highly qualified doctors has never been so great. “

Prior to joining Adtalem, Danaher held various management positions at Elsevier, a global health information company, since 2013, improving clinical processes in health systems. Prior to heading Global Clinical Solutions, Danaher was President of Education at Elsevier, specializing in digital solutions for nursing and healthcare.

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Prior to joining Elsevier, Danaher was President of the Schools of Health Sciences and Nursing at Kaplan University from 2009 to 2013. In this role, Danaher oversaw the schools’ hybrid operating models for online and face-to-face teaching and successfully integrated more than 20 separate online and face-to-face programs under one organization.

Early in his career, Danaher held several other leadership roles including Executive Vice President, Discovery Communications; Lecturer, Internal Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Lecturer, Health Policy at Harvard School of Public Health; and Executive Vice President, Web MD.

“The pandemic has put the spotlight on many challenges that have existed in the healthcare ecosystem for decades. Adtalem has a unique opportunity to play a critical role in managing the workforce through the extent of its world-class medical and nursing programs. “Healthcare Industry Needs,” said John Danaher, MD, President of Adtalem Medical. “I am incredibly excited to be in Coming to Adtalem at such a critical time and would like to use my years of experience to shape the future of medical education so that our positive impact on the lives of our students and the communities they serve is maximized as someone who is As passionate about health equity as I am, it is a tremendous opportunity and privilege to lead Adtalem’s medical faculties. “

Danaher received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his residency and chief residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He also received his Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University. He also served as a White House Fellow for the Minister for Health and Human Services. Danaher has served on several corporate and non-profit boards of directors, community organizations, teaching faculties, and fellowships, including a White House fellowship. Danaher is located in the greater Chicago area.

About Adtalem Global Education

Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a leading provider of personal solutions, works with healthcare and financial services organizations to meet critical labor needs by greatly expanding access to education, certification and continuing education programs. With a dedicated focus on achieving strong results that increase employee readiness, Adtalem enables a diverse learning group to achieve their goals and make inspiring contributions to the global community. Adtalem is the umbrella organization of ACAMS, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, OnCourse Learning, Ross University School of Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and Walden University. Adtalem has more than 10,000 employees, a network of more than 275,000 alumni and looks after over 82,000 members in 200 countries and territories. Adtalem was named America’s Most Responsible Company in 2021 by Newsweek and One of America’s Best Diversity Workplace in 2021 by Forbes. Follow Adtalem on Twitter (@adtalemglobal), LinkedIn, or visit for more information.

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