Family physicians pick new leaders

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Oct. 16, 2006

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Wichita, Kan., family physician Rick Kellerman, MD, was installed last month as president of the American Academy of Family Physicians at the organization's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kellerman, who served three years as a member of the AAFP board of directors, also is professor and chair of the Dept. of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita.

AAFP members chose Selmer, Tenn., family physician James King, MD, to be AAFP president-elect. He is in private practice and served three years as a member of the AAFP board.

Larry S. Fields, MD, a family physician in Ashland, Ky., took over the role of AAFP board chair. He previously served one-year terms as president and president-elect. Dr. Fields is senior partner at the Family Medicine Center in Ashland. Thomas Weida, MD, a family physician in Hershey, Pa., was re-elected speaker of the congress of delegates, the AAFP's governing body.

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