R. Shawn Martin

Shawn Martin is the executive vice president and chief executive officer for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Prior to his current role, he served as the senior vice president, advocacy, practice advancement and policy at the AAFP. In that role, he provided strategic leadership to the AAFP and directed the public and private-sector advocacy efforts of the nation’s largest primary care organization. 

He is nationally recognized for his thoughtful leadership on a range of healthcare and workforce issues. While his career portfolio has focused on numerous health care and public-policy issues, he is best known for his extensive work on the development and implementation of primary care delivery and payment models. He is a strategic leader with a proven track record of accomplishments. 

During his career, he has served in leadership roles on several coalitions and partnerships during his career, including a six-year period as chair of the Health Coalition on Liability and Access. He currently serves on the board of the National Coalition on Health Care and the Coalition for Sustainable RX Pricing. He was recognized by The Hill as one of the top 10 healthcare lobbyists in Washington, D.C., and is nationally recognized as an influential leader on numerous healtcare issues.

A native of Oklahoma, Martin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and marketing from Phillips University and a Masters of Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College. 

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