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Local Woman to take National Leadership Position

Rohr-Kirchgraber2Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP FAMWA, and resident of Lawrence township,  is the first Hispanic president-elect of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber is the Executive Director for the Indiana University (IU) National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, and the Chief Physician Executive at Eskenazi Health Outpatient Care Center Primary Care and the Center of Excellence for Women’s Health. She is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics, and a faculty member in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at IU.

Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber received her BA in Chemistry from California State University in Long Beach. She graduated from Cornell University College of Medicine (now Weill College of Medicine at Cornell University) and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. Board Certified in Adolescent and Internal Medicine, her clinical practice focuses on the primary care of adolescents and adults, care of childhood cancer survivors, eating disorders in adults, and the maintenance of health and wellness.

As Executive Director of the Indiana University School of Medicine National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber leads the Center’s efforts to achieve its central mission, “To Improve the Health of Indiana Women.” Progress toward this goal is supported by a wide range of Center activities, including an outreach program for underserved women, dissemination of best practices in women’s health, statewide organizational collaborations, and information to policymakers about the implications of policy decisions on women’s health.

Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber has served two terms on the Board of Directors for the American Medical Women’s Association, and has been actively involved in a number of committees and task forces. As the AMWA liaison to the American Medical Association-Women Physicians Section (AMA-WPS), she serves as the vice chair of the governing council. Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber can also be heard as the health and wellness expert for Sound Medicine on National Public Radio (NPR).

Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber was featured in both 2012 and 2013 Indianapolis Monthly as one of Indianapolis’ “Top Doctors” as chosen by their peers. In 2013, she received the American Medical Association (AMA) Innovations in Medicine award, and American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) “Exceptional Mentor” award. She is the recipient of faculty teaching awards from Upstate Medical University, Emory School of Medicine and Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis.

Prior to arriving at IU in 2007, she practiced in Cleveland, Ohio at Meridan Huron Road Hospital, Syracuse, New York at Upstate Medical Center and Atlanta, GA at Morehouse School of Medicine and Emory School of Medicine.