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AMA Honors Donald H. Alexander with Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award

For immediate release:
Nov. 12, 2011

New Orleans The American Medical Association (AMA) today presented Donald H. Alexander, MPH with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of his contributions to the medical profession. Alexander is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tennessee Medical Association (TMA), where he has worked for more than 35 years. The award was presented at the AMA's semi-annual policy making meeting in New Orleans.

"The AMA is pleased to present this award to Donald H. Alexander in honor of his work on behalf of Tennessee physicians and the entire medical profession," said AMA Chair Robert W. Wah, M.D.

Hired by TMA in 1973, Alexander has served in various managerial positions within the association. He was the principal staff person responsible for the creation of the nation's earliest Impaired Physician Program, which is widely recognized as a model by other state medical associations. He also founded the first loan program in the country to assist recovering impaired physicians. As CEO of TMA, Alexander also led the efforts to bring real medical liability reform to Tennessee.

Alexander is involved with the AMA, serving on the Advocacy Resource Center (ARC) Executive Committee since its inception. Alexander has announced that he will retire from the TMA in 2012.



Shannon O'Brien
AMA Media Relations
(312) 464-4443

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