AAMC Names New Associate Chair of Medicine

Jeanette Abell, MD

Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) announces Jeanette Abell, MD, as its new associate chair of medicine.

Dr. Abell comes to AAMC from the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where she served as medical director and section head of palliative medicine. Prior to that, Dr. Abell was chief of hospital medicine at Sentara Medical Group in Virginia, providing leadership oversight of more than 80 medical hospitalist and palliative medicine providers. She has held several other leadership roles throughout her 26-year medical career.

Dr. Abell assumed the role of associate chair of medicine in August 2016. In this position, she serves as the physician leader for the medical hospitalist program, palliative medicine program and conducts associated efforts in quality and patient satisfaction initiatives. Dr. Abell is one of two associate chairs of medicine at AAMC.

“Dr. Abell is known for being an innovative, results-oriented and collaborative physician,” said Mitchell Schwartz, MD, chief medical officer and president of Physician Enterprise at Anne Arundel Medical Center. “She brings demonstrated ability in driving transformation in large healthcare organizations and shares our strong focus on quality outcomes. We are pleased to welcome her to AAMC.”

Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Abell is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine. She was fellowship-trained in hospice and palliative medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where she was chief fellow. Abell completed her medical training at Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine and Riverside Methodist Hospital. She holds a physician executive master of business administration degree from the University of Tennessee.

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