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Wisconsin Doctor Raj Ambay Elected to the AMA Board of Trustees

For immediate release
June 16, 2009

CHICAGO – The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced Raj Ambay, MD, DDS, a resident in plastic surgery in Madison, Wisconsin, is elected to the AMA Board of Trustees. Dr. Ambay’s election to the resident position on the Board was confirmed today at the AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to work with the AMA on behalf of the profession of medicine and its patients,” said Dr. Ambay.

Dr. Ambay has a long record of service in health care. He completed a prestigious two-year Physician-Scientist Research Fellowship through the National Institute of Health at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and Dr. Ambay’s research has won six first-place national awards, including the AMA Resident and Fellow Section’s (AMA-RFS) Best Overall Research in 2006. Dr. Ambay graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1993, and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 2002. He subsequently completed three years of general surgery at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Ambay’s dedication goes beyond the medical field. As a major in the U.S. Army Reserve, Dr. Ambay served after 9/11 through Operation Noble Eagle. He earned the Army Meritorious Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Medal. Dr. Ambay also served as alderman for his community in the southwest suburbs of Chicago from 1993 to 1997. He put his entrepreneurial skills to use when he founded an Internet company in 1989.

Dr. Ambay has served as chair of the AMA-RFS, board member of the National Board of Medical Examiners, member of the Introduction to the Practice of Medicine Advisory Board and as resident alternate delegate and delegate to the AMA for his specialty society. Dr. Ambay and his wife have lived in Madison, Wisconsin for four years, but will soon move to Texas where Dr. Ambay will begin a fellowship in microsurgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

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