Alaska governor makes medical board appointments

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 8, 2004

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Alaska Gov. Frank H. Murkowski has made one new appointment and four reappointments to the Alaska State Medical Board.

John T. Duddy, MD, of Anchorage, was appointed to the eight-member board. He has been practicing since 1993, and is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and spinal surgery. Dr. Duddy received a biology degree from Ohio State University and a medical degree from the Ohio State College of Medicine.

Reappointed to the board were Robert Breffeilh, MD, of Juneau; G. Bert Flaming, MD, of Glennallen; David Head, MD, of Nome; and civil engineer Michael Tauriainen.

Dr. Breffeilh practices ophthalmology and is a member of the Bartlett Hospital Board and Foundation. Dr. Flaming, a general practice physician, is medical director of the Cross Road Medical Center and one of only two physicians in Glennallen. Dr. Head, a family physician, is medical director of the Norton Sound Regional Hospital.

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