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AMA News Room

June 10, 2014

Delaware Physician Stephen Permut Re-Elected to the AMA Board of Trustees

For immediate release:
June 10, 2014

CHICAGO – Stephen R. Permut, M.D., a Delaware family physician, has been re-elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest and most influential physician organization.

"I am honored to be re-elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees," said Permut. "I first came to our House of Delegates more than 20 years ago and was smitten. The power of the democratic process was and continues to be awe-inspiring. I will continue to work to accomplish the goals and policies of the AMA House of Delegates."

In addition to his role on the AMA Board of Trustees, on which he has served for the past four years, Dr. Permut also serves on the Joint Commission and Coalition for Physical Accountability and the Executive Committee of the AMA's Litigation Center. He has a law background as well as a medical background, and has worked with Delaware legislature on its Medical Liability Act, Medical Practice Act, and several other medicine-related pieces of legislation.

Before coming to the AMA, Dr. Permut served on the board of trustees of the New Castle County (Delaware) Medical Society and was the founding chair of its Community Relations Committee. He served on the board of trustees of the Medical Society of Delaware (MSD) and was founding chair of its Legislative Action Committee and president from 1992 to 1993.

Dr. Permut is a graduate of Temple University's medical school and Widener University's school of law, and he lives in Wilmington, Del.

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