Chip Kahn is the President and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals, the national advocacy organization for investor-owned hospitals. A job he has held since 2001.
Chip’s extensive health policy expertise, outstanding leadership abilities, and lengthy Capitol Hill experience, combined with his proven campaign and communications skills make him one of Washington, DC’s most effective and accomplished trade association executives.
He is one of only three health care leaders who have appeared on Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list since its inception. His professional experience combined with volunteer efforts led to him being honored with the B’nai B’rith National Health Care Award in 2016.
Chip is at the forefront of efforts to improve quality at our nation’s hospitals, serving in several roles at the National Quality Forum and writing about the topic in publications such as Health Affairs. He also serves on the boards of several companies and foundations.
Before coming to the FAH, Mr. Kahn was one of the nation’s top public policy leaders for the health insurance industry. During his tenure as President of the HIAA, he focused national attention upon the plight of the uninsured.
Chip has a long and distinguished career as a professional staff person on Capitol Hill, specializing in health policy issues. From 1995-1998, he played a crucial role in formulating significant health legislation while serving as staff director for the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee.
He cut his political teeth in the 1970s managing House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s first two congressional campaigns.
Chip has a BA from Johns Hopkins and a Masters of Public Health from Tulane and has gone back to teach classes at both universities.