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Francis ("Rusty") Van Houten, MD

Francis Van Houten, MD

Francis Van Houten, MD was appointed to the AMA Foundation Board of Directors in 2007.  He is an honorary staff member of Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts, where he practiced radiology for twenty-nine years.

During his tenure at Emerson Hospital, Dr. Van Houten was chief of Radiology and served as the Medical Staff president. He served as the medical director of Radiology at UMass Memorial Medical Center from 2004-2006. In addition, Dr. Van Houten was a clinical instructor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School from 1974 to 1992.

Dr. Van Houten has been an AMA member since 1974 and has been a delegate to the AMA House of Delegates since 1987.  He previously served as an HOD delegate and as a member of the Section Council on Radiology.  He was chair and vice chair of the Council on Long Range Planning and Development (CLRPD) and a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Structured Governance and Operation. He is also a past president of the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Dr. Van Houten has been actively involved with the AMA Foundation’s Uniting for the Future of Medicine (UFM) campaign as the New England Regional Leader.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree from College of the Holy Cross, Dr. Van Houten completed his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He then served in the United States Navy from 1966 to 1969. Dr. Van Houten is a fellow of the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Van Houten lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife, Marge. The couple has three children.