Pennsylvania Medical Society names new president
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Nov. 8, 2004
William W. Lander, MD, a family physician in solo practice in Bryn Mawr, Pa., is the new president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.
Dr. Lander, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, joined the medical society in 1954. He has been a member of numerous volunteer committees at the society and has served on the society's Board of Trustees since 1996.
Dr. Lander said patient advocacy must be the central focus of doctors, whether in the exam room, operating room or legislative halls of the capitol. "We must find new ways to rebuild the physician-patient relationship so that outside forces stop tearing apart this time-honored relationship," he said shortly after taking the oath of office in October to become the society's 155th president.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/11/08/prbf1108.htm.