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Board of Trustees Members

View the members responsible for ensuring the AMA remains focused on its mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
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Andrew W. Gurman, MD, an orthopaedic hand surgeon from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, steps into the role of the 171st president of the American Medical Association at the pinnacle of a career marked by professional stewardship and patient and physician advocacy.

President
Orthopaedic Surgery

David O. Barbe, MD, MHA, a board-certified family physician from Mountain Grove, Missouri, was elected president-elect of the American Medical Association in June 2016. He has been a member of the AMA Board of Trustees (BOT) since June 2009.

President-elect
Family Practice

Steven J. Stack, MD, an emergency physician residing in Lexington, Kentucky, became the 170th president of the American Medical Association in June 2015.

Immediate Past President
Emergency Medicine

Susan R. Bailey, MD, an allergist and immunologist from Fort Worth, Texas, was re-elected speaker of the American Medical Association House of Delegates in June 2016.

Speaker, House of Delegates
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology/Pediatrics

Bruce A. Scott, MD, was first elected vice speaker of the American Medical Association in June 2015 and re-elected June 2016.

Vice Speaker, AMA House of Delegates
Otolaryngology

Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, Georgia has diverse experience as a private practicing physician, public health administrator, patient advocate and medical society lobbyist.

Chair
Psychiatry

Gerald E. Harmon, MD, a family medicine specialist having practiced for more than 30 years in coastal South Carolina, was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in June 2013. 

Chair-elect
Family Medicine

Stephen R. Permut, MD, JD, a family physician from Lewes, Delaware, was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees (BOT) in June 2010. 

Immediate Past Chair
Family Medicine

Jack Resneck Jr., MD, a dermatologist and health policy expert from the San Francisco Bay Area, was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in June 2014. 

Secretary
Dermatology

Involved in the American Medical Association for more than 10 years, Maya A. Babu, MD, MBA, was re-elected to the AMA Board of Trustees in 2015. 

Member, Board of Trustees
Neurosurgery

Willarda V. Edwards, MD, MBA, an internist in a 2-physician private practice in Baltimore, Maryland, has been a member of the American Medical Association House of Delegates (HOD) for nearly 2 decades.

Member, Board of Trustees
Internal Medicine

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, is an associate professor of anesthesiology, surgery, biomedical informatics and health policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in 2014. 

Member, Board of Trustees
Anesthesiology

William E. Kobler, MD, a board-certified family physician living in Rockford, Illinois, was re-elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in June 2016.

Member, Board of Trustees
Family Medicine

Russell W.H. Kridel, MD, a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in private practice for more than 30 years in Houston, Texas, was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in June 2014.

Member, Board of Trustees
Facial Plastic Surgery

Omar Z. Maniya, MBA, was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees (BOT) in November 2015.

Member, Board of Trustees

Barbara L. McAneny, MD, a board-certified medical oncologist/hematologist from Albuquerque, New Mexico, was re-elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in June 2014, serving as its chair in 2015–2016. 

Member, Board of Trustees
Oncology

William A. McDade, MD, PhD, a board-certified anesthesiologist, was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in June 2016.

Member, Board of Trustees
Anesthesiology

Albert J. Osbahr III, MD, is the current medical director of occupational health services at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, North Carolina, a position he has held since 2004. 

Member, Board of Trustees
Family Medicine

Carl A. Sirio, MD, a board-certified internist and critical care physician, was re-elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees (BOT) in June 2014.

Member, Board of Trustees
Internal Medicine

Georgia A. Tuttle, MD, a practicing dermatologist, was elected to a second 4-year term on the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in June 2015.

Member, Board of Trustees
Dermatology

Kevin W. Williams was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees as its public member in November 2015 and officially began serving his 4-year term in June 2016.

Member, Board of Trustees