Norman B. Kahn, Jr.* (CMSS)

Executive Vice President and CEO, Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)


Dr. Kahn is Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies. An organization representing 44 medical specialty societies with a membership of more than 750,000 U.S. physicians. Under his leadership in 2010, CMSS adopted the CMSS Code for Interaction with Companies, establishing ethical standards for relationships between professional medical associations and industry.

Dr. Kahn represents CMSS to many groups fulfilling medicine’s professional self-regulatory role, including the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), and National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Additionally, Dr. Kahn represents CMSS to several performance measurement and improvement agencies, including the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s (ABIM-F) Choosing Wisely Campaign, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) Partnership for Patients (PfP) Campaign, the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), National Quality Forum (NQF), National Quality Partners (NQP), National Quality Registries Network (NQRN) and the Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI).

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