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AMA News Room

June 10, 2014

Massachusetts Physician Elected to AMA Board of Trustees

For immediate release:
June 10, 2014

CHICAGO - The American Medical Association (AMA) announced today the election of Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., M.P.H., an anesthesiologist, to the AMA Board of Trustees. Dr. Ehrenfeld will serve as the young physician representative to the board of the nation's largest physician organization.

"I am honored to be elected to the AMA Board of Trustees," said Dr. Ehrenfeld. "My goal is to ensure the AMA continues as the preeminent voice of medicine, now and into the future."

Dr. Ehrenfeld divides his time between Boston, Mass. and Nashville, Tenn. in the fields of clinical practice, teaching and research. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist whose research on information technology in medicine has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research. Dr. Ehrenfeld is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Systems.

Dr. Ehrenfeld served as the speaker of the Massachusetts Medical Society and is currently the director of research for the Boston-based Institute for Safety in Office-Based Surgery. He is also an associate professor and health medical director for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) patients at Vanderbilt University.

An experienced leader within AMA governing councils, Dr. Ehrenfeld has served as a member of the directing boards for the AMA Young Physicians Section and the AMA Resident and Fellow Section.

A graduate of University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Ehrenfeld received his Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his residency and fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

He is a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy and he also serves as a medical reserve officer.

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