American Medical Association Inc. (AMA) is an association of physicians that develops and promotes medical practice, research, and education on medical science and health-care. The association provides AMA database licensees, press activities, insurance, member benefits and services through AMA solutions, credentialing products, physician-related data resources, and publications ordering. AMA was founded in 1847 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
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American Medical Association Inc. Announces Board Changes
Jun 12 14
The American Medical Association introduced the 21 members of its Board of Trustees for the coming year following elections held during the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. Robert M. Wah, M.D., a reproductive endocrinologist and obstetrician-gynecologist in McLean, Va., has been sworn in as the 169th president of the AMA. Steven J. Stack, M.D., an emergency physician practicing in Lexington, Ky., was named president-elect of the AMA, while Ardis Dee Hoven, M.D., an internal medicine and infectious disease specialist in Lexington, Ky., assumed the office of immediate past president. The new chair of the AMA Board of Trustees is Barbara L. McAneny, M.D., a medical oncologist/hematologist from Albuquerque, N.M. Stephen R. Permut, M.D., J.D., a family medicine physician from Wilmington, Del., was chosen as chair-elect. The newly elected members of the AMA Board of Trustees are: Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., M.P.H., an anesthesiologist from Nashville, Tenn; Russ Kridel, M.D., a facial plastic surgeon from Houston, Texas; Jack Resneck Jr., M.D., a dermatologist from San Francisco, Calif. The returning members of the AMA Board of Trustees are: Maya A. Babu, MD, MBA, a neurosurgical resident in Rochester, Minn; Julie Goonewardene, associate vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship for the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan; Gerald E. Harmon, M.D., a family medicine physician from Pawleys Island, S.C.; William E. Kobler, M.D., a family medicine physician from Rockford, Ill; Mary Anne McCaffree, M.D., a pediatrician from Oklahoma City, Okla; Samuel Mackenzie, a medical student at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y.; Albert J. Osbahr, M.D., a family and occupational physician from Hickory, N.C.; Carl A. Sirio, M.D., a critical care physician and internist from Pittsburgh, Pa; Georgia A. Tuttle, M.D., a dermatologist from Lebanon, N.H.
American Medical Association Announces Election of Jack Resneck Jr. to the Board of Trustees
Jun 10 14
American Medical Association (AMA) announced the election of Jack Resneck Jr., M.D., a dermatologist, to the board of trustees. Dr. Resneck was endorsed by the California delegation to the AMA. For the past eight years, he has served on the AMA Council on Legislation, including as chair. He has previously served on the board of the American Academy of Dermatology Association, led its Council on Government Affairs, and served as president of the California Society for Dermatology. Dr. Resneck is the dermatology department vice-chair at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He also maintains his own private clinical dermatology practice.
American Medical Association Elects Russ Kridel to the Board of Trustees
Jun 10 14
American Medical Association announced the election of Russ Kridel, M.D., a facial plastic surgeon from Houston, Texas, to the Board of Trustees. Dr. Kridel maintains a practice in Houston, where he is a facial plastic surgeon. He also serves as a clinical professor and voluntary director of the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery at the UT Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Kridel is the chair of the AMA Council on Science and Public Health, a member of the Governing Council of the AMA Specialty and Service Society and a member of the AMA House of Delegates.