Wednesday, June 20, 2012
This Week's News
This Week's News
AMA president-elect, other new officers elected at Annual Meeting
AMA delegates on Saturday named Ardis Dee Hoven, MD (left), an internal medicine and infectious disease specialist in Lexington, Ky., as the new AMA president-elect. Dr. Hoven previously served as chair of the AMA Board of Trustees and will become AMA president in 2013.
"It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be named president-elect of an organization that is dedicated to helping the medical profession and the patients we serve," Dr. Hoven said.
Delegates also elected leaders for nine other positions during the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
Four candidates vied for two openings on the AMA Board of Trustees. Mary Anne McCaffree, MD, a pediatrician and specialist in neonatal-perinatal medicine in Oklahoma City, has served on the board since 2008 and was re-elected. William E. Kobler, MD, a family practice physician in Rockford, Ill., was elected to fill the second seat.
Seven council members also were chosen:
- Elected to the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs were James E. Sabin, MD, a Boston psychiatrist, and Katherine L. Harvey, MD, who will serve as the council's resident/fellow member.
- Elected to the Council on Constitution and Bylaws was Kristina L. Maletz, MD, who fills the council's resident/fellow position.
- Re-elected to the Council on Science and Public Health were Louis J. Kraus, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist practicing in Chicago, and Mario E. Motta, MD, a Salem, Mass., physician who specializes in internal medicine, cardiology and nuclear cardiology.
- Elected to the Council on Medical Service was W. Alan Harmon, MD, a gastroenterologist in Jacksonville, Fla., and Robert E. Hertzka, MD, a San Diego obstetrical anesthesiologist, who will be serving a second term.
In addition to elections in the House, the AMA Board of Trustees has two new members as of today. Malini Daniel began her term as the medical student trustee on the board, and Julie Goonewardene began her term as the board's public member. Daniel is a medical student at the Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif. Goonewardene, associate vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship for the University of Kansas, was elected to her position in November.