AMA Foundation picks new president

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Aug. 2, 2004

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Krishna Sawhney, MD, a general vascular surgeon in Detroit, has been named president of the American Medical Association Foundation.

Dr. Sawhney was the group's vice president last year, and will serve as president until June 2005. The AMA Foundation supports programs designed to improve the health care of all Americans and provides scholarships for medical students, grants for research and community-based programs and educational resources on issues such as health literacy.

Dr. Sawhney is on the staff of Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, and serves as chief of surgery, Downriver region, for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. He also is a clinical associate professor of surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has served as regent and chair of the International Board of Regents at the International College of Surgeons, and was a member of the Board of Governors for the American College of Surgeons. He has held leadership positions for the Wayne County Medical Society and the Michigan State Medical Society.

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