AAP Announces New Executive Director
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Posted by: Bernadette Rensing
MD (September 5, 2013) – The Association
of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) is pleased to announce that Tiffany Knowlton,
JD, MBA has joined the Association as its new Executive Director effective
August 28, 2013.
extensive national search, the AAP Board of Trustees is thrilled to welcome
this outstanding leader. Tiffany brings expertise and creativity in strategic
planning and developing impactful programs, including public and government
relations, along with enthusiasm and a deep sense of commitment to the
specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). AAP leadership
and staff look forward to working with Tiffany to successfully move forward in the
AAP mission of advancing PM&R through education, research, and advocacy.
Tiffany comes to the AAP
from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) where
she served as Vice President for the past eight (8) years.She led the
Socioeconomic Affairs Division of the ACR and has
managed many diverse initiatives including developing biologics
policy, lobbying and advocacy, crafting and funding a federal Political Action
Committee for the College, creating full day courses at the ACR
annual meeting, and much more.Prior to the ACR,
Tiffany served for four (4) years as the Director of Health Policy and Advocacy
at the American Association of Neuromuscular and
Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).
"We are very
excited to announce this appointment,” expressed AAP President Kathryn A. Stolp,
MD. "We are confident that Tiffany has the knowledge, leadership skills, and
passion to continue to carry out the mission of the AAP. She has served medical
associations at all program, fundraising, executive and leadership levels, and
has a breadth of perspective and experience.”
holds a Juris Doctor diploma from the Hamline
University School of Law, an MBA from University of St. Thomas, and a Bachelor of Arts in Public
Relations and Philosophy from the University
of North Dakota.
Board of Trustees would like to thank former AAP Executive Director, Larry
Pencak, for his dedication and leadership over the past five (5) years.
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About the Association of Academic
The Association of
Academic Physiatrists (AAP) is an organization of physiatrists who are
dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the field of physical medicine
and rehabilitation (PM&R) through research, education, and advocacy. The
Association currently serves 1,200 members including PM&R department
chairs, program directors, residents and fellows, researchers, medical student
educators, administrative directors, program coordinators, and others involved
or interested in academic medicine.
The AAP has
an official journal, The American Journal
of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, holds an Annual
Meeting, and is involved in a number of projects, programs and activities to
support and enhance academic PM&R.
American Journal of Physical Medicine &
the official Journal of the Association of
the Asociación Médica Latinoamericana de
AJPM&R focuses on the practice,
research and educational aspects of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Monthly issues keep physiatrists up-to-date on the optimal functional
restoration of patients with disabilities, physical treatment of neuromuscular
impairments, the development of new rehabilitative technologies, and the use of
electrodiagnostic studies. The Journal publishes cutting-edge basic and
clinical research, clinical case reports and in-depth topical reviews of
interest to rehabilitation professionals.
The Journal is published by LWW a part of Wolters