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AMA News Room

Oct. 29, 2013

AMA Announces Resignation from Board of Trustees

For immediate release:
Oct. 29, 2013

CHICAGO - The American Medical Association (AMA) said today that Monica C. Wehby, M.D., is resigning her position on the AMA Board of Trustees to run for the U.S. Senate from the state of Oregon.

“On behalf of my colleagues on the Board of Trustees, I want to thank Dr. Wehby for her service and contributions to the American Medical Association,” said AMA Board Chair David Barbe, M.D., M.H.A. “We will miss her presence on the Board and respect her decision that the demands of a campaign for a U.S. Senate seat necessitated her resignation as an AMA Trustee, effective immediately.”

Wehby, who currently serves as the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon, announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat earlier today. She was elected to the AMA Board in June 2011. 

“It’s been an honor to serve on the AMA Board,” Wehby said. “Stepping down is not an easy decision, but running for the U.S. Senate is a huge undertaking that will require my full and undivided attention. I plan on dedicating myself to my campaign and the 2014 mid-term elections.”

“While we are disappointed to lose Dr. Wehby’s leadership on the Board, we wish her well in her campaign to represent the people of Oregon in the U.S. Senate,” said Barbe. 

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