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 Names Stephen Permut as Chair of the Board of Trustees
Jun 10 15
Stephen Permut, MD, JD, Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, has been elected to serve as chair of the board of trustees of the American Medical Association. Dr. Permut's one-year term began on June 10. Previously, Dr. Permut had been serving as Chair-elect of the AMA's Board of Trustees after being elected last year by physicians and medical students representing more than 180 state and specialty medical societies. In addition to being Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM), Dr. Permut is also a Professor of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Permut earned his medical degree from TUSM.
American Medical Association Appoints Andrew W. Gurman as the New President-Elect
Jun 9 15
American Medical Association announced the election of Andrew W. Gurman, M.D., an orthopedic hand surgeon from Hollidaysburg, Pa., as the new president-elect. Following his year-long term as president-elect, Dr. Gurman will assume the office of AMA president in June 2016. During the last eight years, Dr. Gurman has served as the speaker and vice speaker of the House of Delegates.
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.