Influential Healthcare Leader to Speak at Ross University School of Medicine's 2010 Graduation


Dexanne Clohan, MD

Dexanne Clohan, MD

June 3, 2010—(North Brunswick, NJ)—Ross University is pleased to announce that Dexanne Clohan, MD, one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 most powerful physician executives in healthcare for the past three years, will speak at its 2010 graduation ceremony at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Friday, June 4th.

While Dr. Clohan is at the top of her field today, she is a wonderful example of someone whose path to medicine was not a direct route.  Her original intention was to become a teacher, but a variety of career choices—most notably serving as the first female lobbyist for the American Medical Association—altered her route. After serving for seven years in this role, she began medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine, where she received her doctor of medicine degree and master’s degree in administration.

“I am honored to speak to such a diverse and dedicated group of graduates entering the US workforce at a time when their skills are critically needed,” said Dr. Clohan.  “Ross University School of Medicine educates high-quality physicians, a large percentage of whom choose to serve in primary care, the most urgent and unmet need in our healthcare system.”

Currently serving as chief medical officer and senior vice president for HealthSouth, America’s largest provider of inpatient rehabilitation services, Dr. Clohan is focused on promoting clinical quality throughout HealthSouth’s 100 hospitals. She is also board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and has been active in leadership roles in this area at institutions such as the California Medical Association, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association. Her most recent co-authored publication, “Postacute Rehabilitation Research and Policy Recommendations,” appeared in the November 2007 issue of The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

“All of us at Ross University are proud of the leadership shown by our distinguished speaker, Dr. Dexanne Clohan,” said Dr. Thomas Shepherd, president of Ross University. "Her many professional achievements in the healthcare field provide an excellent example for our graduates to follow.”

About Ross University School of Medicine
Ross University was founded in 1978 and is a provider of medical education, offering a Doctor of Medicine degree program.  Located in Dominica, the School of Medicine has graduated more than 7,000 students in the last 32 years.

Ross University’s administrative offices are located in North Brunswick, NJ. For more information about Ross University, visit or call 732.509.4600.