Meet Our Leaders
The Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) leads the largest health professions education system in the United States. Learn more about our National Academic Affiliations Council.
Senior Leadership Team
Marjorie A. Bowman, MD, MPA
Chief Academic Affiliations Officer
Marjorie A. Bowman, MD, MPA, is the Chief Academic Affiliations Officer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), where she oversees the largest health professions education program in the United States.
Certified in Family Medicine and in Preventive Medicine, Dr. Bowman’s first position was as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service. Her career has spanned four universities, as teacher, clinician, researcher and leader. Read Dr. Bowman’s full biography.
John M. Byrne, D.O., FACP
Dr. John Byrne, OAA’s Senior Advisor for the Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA), provides guidance on policy, regulatory and statutory issues. Prior to being named Acting Senior Advisor in 2023, Dr. Byrne served as the OAA Director of Medical and Dental Education since January 2021. Prior to 2021, Dr. Byrne served as the Designated Education Officer (DEO) at VA Loma Linda Healthcare System (LLVAHCS) for 22 years. Read Dr. Byrne’s full biography.