National Advisory Council

Charles "Chip" Kahn, MPH

President and CEO
Federation of American Hospitals

Washington, DC

Chip Kahn is the President and CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals, the national advocacy organization for tax-paying hospitals, a job he has held since 2001.

Before coming to the FAH, Kahn served as the President of the Health Insurance Association of America. He also spent over a decade on Capitol Hill in a variety of roles, including managing House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s first two congressional campaigns.

In 2016, he was appointed the co-chair of the Measure Applications Partnership Coordinating Committee of the National Quality Forum, a multi-stakeholder private-public partnership for developing and implementing a national strategy for health care quality measurement. He also served on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Quality for People with Serious Illness.

Kahn is a member of the Board of Directors of AdhereHealth, a medication therapy management company and serves on the U.S. Executive Council for the Center for Digital Innovation. He is the past Chair of the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship, which funds a 12-month postgraduate experience in Washington, D.C. as well as scholarships for health policy graduate students. Kahn taught health policy at The Johns Hopkins University, The George Washington University, and Tulane University.

Kahn holds a Masters of Public Health degree from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a BA degree from The Johns Hopkins University.