Alexander Ding, MD
Alexander Ding, MD, MS, was elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees (BOT) in June 2011. He is the chief fellow in abdominal imaging and interventional radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School.
Involved in the AMA since his first year of medical school, Dr. Ding has served in the AMA House of Delegates since 2004 as a delegate first representing California and then Massachusetts. He has also served on the AMA Council on Legislation and on the AMA’s political action committee’s board of directors. He has been active in many levels of medical leadership, including serving as chair of the Resident Fellow Section of the Massachusetts Medical Society and vice chair of the Medical Student Section of the California Medical Association, as well as being a founding member of the Resident Fellow Committee of the Radiological Society of North America. For his leadership, he was awarded an AMA Foundation Leadership Award in 2009.
In addition to his participation with the AMA, Dr. Ding has served in fiduciary roles with other organizations, including positions on the boards of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Physicians Insurance Agency of Massachusetts, the Boston Medical Library, the Publications Committee overseeing The New England Journal of Medicine and CALPAC.
Dr. Ding has also testified before government panels on behalf of his colleagues and patients and has published peer-reviewed research articles on health policy. As an intern physician, he was a key staffer in forming a Global Consortium for Tobacco Cessation at the World Health Organization.
Dr. Ding earned his bachelor’s degree in economics, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Chancellor’s Scholar. He attended graduate school at the Berkeley School of Public Health where he focused on health policy, management and law, and was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Instructor Teaching Award in 2005. Dr. Ding attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his medical internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a county hospital in San Jose, Calif. Prior to medicine, Dr. Ding worked in finance with Goldman Sachs and in economic research with The Economist Intelligence Unit.
Dr. Ding immigrated to the United States when he was in grade school and today proudly serves as a lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy Reserve.
Dr. Ding and his wife, Kimberly, a registered nurse, were raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and now live in Boston.