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 five health care leaders who have appeared on Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list since its inception. He is also regularly recognized by other publications for the impact he has on health policy.
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.
This work combined with volunteer efforts led to him being honored with the B’nai B’rith National Health Care Award in 2016.
Before coming to the FAH, Chip served as the President of HIAA (Health Insurance Association of America), where he ran the precedent-setting “Harry and Louise” campaign.
He also spent more than a decade on Capitol Hill in a variety of influential roles and cut his political teeth in the 1970s managing House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s first two congressional campaigns.
Chip is also an avid amateur photographer, and his photography has been displayed at juried exhibitions.