CMA has new leadership

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Nov. 20, 2006

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California state senator Joe Dunn, an attorney who was a key participant in the 1998 national tobacco litigation settlement that led to $200 billion in payments from cigarette companies to 46 states -- including California -- will be the California Medical Assn.'s next chief executive officer.

Dunn, from Orange County, Calif., replaces Jack Lewin, MD, who will become CEO of the American College of Cardiology.

In other appointments, Anmol Singh Mahal, MD, was installed as the CMA's 139th president.

Dr. Mahal, a gastroenterologist, is the first physician of Indian origin to head the CMA. He is on staff at Washington Hospital in Fremont, Calif., and previously served as chief of staff of Washington Hospital Healthcare System.

Richard S. Frankenstein, MD, was chosen as president-elect of the CMA. He is a specialist in pulmonary medicine who has practiced in Garden Grove since 1980.

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