• Senior Washington Counsel (Life Sciences/Digital Medicine) at American Medical Association (AMA)
    Senior Washington Counsel (Life Sciences/Digital Medicine) at American Medical Association (AMA)

    Sylvia Trujillo is a Senior Washington Counsel with the American Medical Association (AMA). Sylvia provides legislative and regulatory analysis on an array of issues including: AI, digital medicine, genetics/bioethics, stem cell research, telemedicine, Medicare prescription drug benefit, drug importation/reimportation, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drugs, biologics and devices safety issues. Sylvia has over 15 years of public agency and healthcare law experience. Sylvia has played a central role in working with AMA physician leaders in advancing strategic digital medicine policies and initiatives. She is a key staffer on the AMA's Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group.  She has also been lead staffer supporting physicians developing groundbreaking AMA policy on telehealth and other digital modalities as well as AMA's seminal policy on health care Augmented Intelligence.

    Prior to the AMA, she served as a litigation attorney in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Office of the General, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division. She also served as an Assistant Regional Counsel for HHS where she represented a number of HHS agencies in addition to CMS. Sylvia provided legal representation to HHS on varied issues including Medicaid coverage, matching funds and state plan amendments, Medicare reimbursement, nursing home and home health agency quality of care enforcement matters, compliance with the Administrative Procedures Act, and health care fraud and abuse in the context of bankruptcy.

    She earned her law degree from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall), her Master in Public Policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College, cum laude.

  • Kimberly Horvath, JD is a senior legislative attorney in the Advocacy Resource Center at the American Medical Association where she leads multifaceted advocacy campaigns across the 50 states on top level healthcare issues, including telehealth, scope of practice, physician-led team based care, physician licensure, workforce, and truth in advertising.  Kim works in strong collaboration with the 50 state medical associations and national medical specialty associations across the country to help shape and inform state laws, regulations and policies in support of patients and physicians.  Kim has advocated before national policy making organizations, state legislatures and state regulators.  

  • Ashley N. Southerland is the Assistant General Counsel for Digital at the American Medical Association (AMA). Ashley provides legal, strategic, and regulatory counseling on a range of digital health issues, including interoperability and information blocking, telehealth, FDA safety (software as a medical device), health IT reimbursement, and other emerging technologies in health care (artificial intelligence, 3-D printing in health care, and blockchain/distributed ledger technology). Prior to joining the AMA, Ashley was an attorney at the law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP. Immediately prior, she clerked for the Hon. Charles R. Wilson at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Hon. Jillyn K. Schulze, Magistrate Judge, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Ashley received her J.D. from Cornell Law School, and her A.B. in sociology (with distinction) from Duke University.

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