Former Colorado Medical Society executive returning

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Feb. 1, 2010

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Alfred D. Gilchrist, former CEO of the Colorado Medical Society, returned to the position on Feb. 1. He had been CEO of the California Medical Assn. since September 2009.

"It took an out-of-state move for me to realize that Colorado has become my adopted home. I'm profoundly grateful that the [Colorado] board of directors invited me to return to my previous position and am honored and enthusiastic to get started back at" the society, Gilchrist said in a statement. He submitted his resignation from the California Medical Assn. on Jan. 19.

Gilchrist was CEO of the Colorado society for five years before leaving for California. He also spent 16 years as legislative director of the Texas Medical Assn. During this period, Texas adopted landmark achievements in patient rights, medical liability and tobacco control, according to a California Medical Assn. release.

California Medical Assn. President Brennan Cassidy, MD, wished Gilchrist the best. "Knowing Alfred for even this brief time, we can understand the sentiment of the physicians of Colorado in inviting him back."

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