Associated Medical Schools of New York Names Jonathan Teyan New President & CEO

– The organization, representing the 17 medical schools across the state, thanks Jo Wiederhorn for 20 years of leadership  – 

(New York, NY) – The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) announces that Jonathan Teyan has assumed the role of President & CEO as of January 1, 2023. AMSNY represents the 17 public and private medical schools across New York State, acting as the voice of medical education. Jonathan succeeds Jo Wiederhorn, who held this role from 2002 through 2022. While stepping down, Jo will remain involved with AMSNY, focusing on the organization’s diversity in medicine initiatives.

Jonathan joined AMSNY in 2011 and has served as Chief Operating Officer since 2013. In this role he led the organization’s successful efforts advocating for biomedical research funding and promoting the importance of medical education to the state’s healthcare and economy. Jonathan also holds the title of President of New York State Academic Dental Centers (NYSADC), the consortium of New York’s six dental schools. 

Jonathan began his career in science studying conservation biology at Cornell University, then at the National Audubon Society, where he directed that organization’s largest environmental education center. He has an MPA in Management from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where he began a longstanding interest in health care policy, subsequently joining AMDec Foundation in 2005, where he worked on large-scale collaborative biomedical research initiatives. 

“I’m proud to step into this new role at the Associated Medical Schools of New York, supporting the organization and mission that I have been dedicated to for the last decade-plus,” said Jonathan Teyan, new President and CEO of AMSNY. “In this new chapter, we will continue to build on our work diversifying the physician and scientific workforce and advancing biomedical research in New York State.”

“We are thrilled that Jonathan Teyan will assume leadership of AMSNY, as he is uniquely prepared, has been integral to the organization’s success over the past decade, and has the right vision to move us forward in years to come” said Mark Taubman, Chair of AMSNY’s Board of Trustees and Dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. “We are also immensely grateful to Jo Wiederhorn for her 20 years of leadership, filled with many invaluable contributions to the medical education community.”

Jo Wiederhorn was the President and CEO of the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) since 2002. During her tenure the organization saw tremendous success  in advancing its priorities. AMSNY advocated for state investment in biomedical research and saw millions of dollars allocated to scientists at academic medical centers through the NYSTEM program (2007-2021) and NYFIRST program (ongoing). She oversaw the expansion of efforts to diversify the physician workforce through post-baccalaureate programs for aspiring medical students, including a historic investment from the state last year, doubling resources for the program. Jo was responsible for launching the AMSNY Diversity in Medicine Scholarship, funded by the New York State Legislature and Cabrini Health Foundation. The scholarship started with 10 students in 2017 and now each year provides 30 medical students from underrepresented backgrounds with $42,000 towards tuition and fees. Jo will remain involved in the organization, working to advance diversity in medicine initiatives.

“I am incredibly proud of the accomplishments the AMSNY team has been able to achieve over the past decade in advocating for more diversity in medicine and investment in biomedical research,” said Jo Wiederhorn, former President & CEO. “While stepping out of this role is bittersweet, I know AMSNY will enjoy continued successes under Jonathan’s leadership, to the benefit of the whole medical education community.”

Under Jonathan’s leadership, the organization will continue working to diversify New York State’s physician workforce, advocating for biomedical research, and highlighting the role of academic medical centers.


The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) is the consortium of the 17 public and private medical schools in New York State. AMSNY works in partnership with its members to advance biomedical research, diversity in medical schools and the physician workforce, and high quality and cost-efficient care. The combined total of New York’s medical schools economic impact equals more than $35 billion. AMSNY member schools include:

  • Albany Medical College
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • CUNY School of Medicine
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, SUNY
  • New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New York Medical College
  • Norton College of Medicine at Upstate Medical University
  • NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • NYU Long Island School of Medicine
  • Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
  • SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

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