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About Us

The American Medical Association Minority Affairs Section (MAS) is guided by a nine-member Governing Council that includes three at-large members and one representative each from the AMA Medical Student Section, the Resident and Fellows Section, and the Young Physicians Section. The AMA-MAS also maintains an ongoing liaison with national ethnic medical associations through the three positions reserved for the National Hispanic Medical Association, National Medical Association, and the Association of American Indian Physicians.

The AMA-MAS Governing Council invites you to join the AMA-MAS today!

AMA-MAS goals and objectives

  • Increase the number of underrepresented minority medical students and physicians.
  • Provide AMA forum for networking and grassroots advocacy on minority issues.
  • Eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities and improve the status of minority health in the US.
  • Promote workforce diversity and cultural competence in the profession.
  • Expand the number and influence of minority physicians in the AMA.
  • Encourage cooperation and collaboration with minority physician medical associations and other relevant organizations.
  • Provide advice/counsel on minority issues to the AMA Board of Trustees and Councils.

Read our Guide to Leadership Opportunities in the AMA

Minority Affairs Section promotional flyer

Commission to End Health Care Disparities promotional flyer

The AMA-MAS Governing Council Members:

Tiffani Bell, MD

Tiffani Bell, MD

Resident and Fellow Section Representative

Specialty: Psychiatry
June 2016-June 2018
Email: Tbell723@gmail.com

Frank Clark, MD

Frank Clark, MD (Chair)

Young Physicians Section Representative

Specialty: Psychiatry
June 2014-June 2017
Email: tapkidmd@gmail.com

Anupriya Dayal, Medical Student Section Representative

Anupriya Dayal

Medical Student Section Representative

June 2016–June 2017
Email: adayal@mcw.edu

Tyeese Gaines, DO

Tyeese Gaines, DO (Vice Chair)

At-Large Representative

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
June 2013-June 2016
Email: tyeese@gmail.com

Dionne Hart, MD

Dionne Hart, MD


Specialty: Psychiatry
June 2014-June 2017
Email: dionnehart@charter.net

Niva Lubin-Johnson, MD

Niva Lubin-Johnson, MD (Immediate-Past Chair)

Specialty: Internal Medicine
June 2013-June 2016
Email: nivajoe@sbcglobal.net

Edith Mitchell, MD, National Medical Association Representative

Edith Mitchell, MD

National Medical Association Representative

Specialty: Medical Oncology
June 2016–June 2019
Email: Edith.Mitchell@jefferson.edu

Mauricio Pinto, MD

Mauricio Pinto, MD

National Hispanic Medical Association Representative

Specialty: Family Medicine
June 2014-June 2017
Email: mauricioepinto@hotmail.com

Fatima Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, At-Large Representative

Fatima Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA

At-Large Representative

Specialty: Obesity Medicine
June 2016–June 2019
Email: fstanford@mgh.harvard.edu

Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH

Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH

Association of American Indian Physicians Representative

Specialty: Public Health
June 2014-June 2017
Email: siobhan.wescott@ndsu.edu