Portrait of Bruce Scott.

Bruce A. Scott, MD

Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

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Speaker, AMA House of Delegates (Ex officio member),
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Bruce A. Scott, MD, has been a leader in medicine throughout his career. Most recently in June 2022 he was re-elected to a fourth term as speaker of the American Medical Association House of Delegates (HOD). Prior to this he served four years as vice speaker. In this role he presides at the meetings of delegates from every state and specialty as they craft policies for the medical profession. Concurrently he is a member of the AMA Board of Trustees, chair of both the Audit Committee and the Governance Committee, and serves on the Executive Committee.

Dr. Scott is a member of the board of directors for Health2047, the AMA’s Silicon Valley-based innovation subsidiary that finds and funds tech-enabled commercial health care enterprises. In this role he is helping shape the future of medicine from yet another fundamentally important perspective and platform.

Dr. Scott previously served on the AMA Foundation Board of Directors and as the president of the foundation. He has been president of his county and state medical associations and continues to serve on
the board of the Greater Louisville Medical Society and the Kentucky Medical Association. As a leader of
these associations, he has fought for access to care for vulnerable populations, improvement in public health and reduction of administrative burdens in health care.

Dr. Scott is passionate about practicing medicine. He is the president of his six-physician independent private practice group, medical director of a multispecialty ambulatory surgery center and holds a clinical
appointment at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He previously served as chair of surgery at
Louisville’s Jewish Hospital.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Dr. Scott completed his medical education and residency at University of
Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) in Galveston, Texas, and a fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Subsequently he returned to his hometown of Louisville, Ky., to practice. He is board-certified in both otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery and is consistently voted by his patients and peers as a “Best Physician” and “Top Surgeon”.

An author of myriad articles for peer-reviewed publications, as well as chapters in otolaryngology textbooks, Dr. Scott also speaks to physician audiences around the country on topics ranging from leadership and advocacy to sinusitis and clinical documentation.

Dr. Scott has been happily married for over 30 years and is the proud father of three young adults.


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