AMA selects new leadership

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted July 3, 2006

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Ronald M. Davis, MD, a preventive medicine specialist from East Lansing, Mich., was selected president-elect of the American Medical Association at the AMA Annual Meeting in June. Dr. Davis will serve in the position until he becomes AMA president in June 2007.

Austin, Texas, anesthesiologist Joseph P. Annis, MD, was elected to a four-year term on the AMA Board of Trustees. Steven J. Stack, MD, an emergency physician in Memphis, Tenn., was elected young physician representative to the board.

Re-elected to the board were: Peter W. Carmel, MD, a pediatric neurosurgeon from New Jersey; Joseph M. Heyman, MD, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Amesbury, Mass.; and Cecil B. Wilson, MD, a Winter Park, Fla. internist. Dr. Wilson will serve as board chair. Long Island, N.Y., attorney Robert R. McMillan was re-elected to a third and final term on the board.

The AMA also announced that medical student Chris DeRienzo was elected as medical student representative on the board.

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