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Georgia A. Tuttle, MD, a practicing dermatologist, was elected to a second four-year term on the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in June 2015. Prior to her initial election to the board, Dr. Tuttle served 15 years in the AMA House of Delegates as alternate delegate and then delegate from New Hampshire.
Actively involved in her state medical society, Dr. Tuttle was the first woman elected president of the 227-year-old New Hampshire Medical Society (NHMS). She is only the fifth recipient of the society’s prestigious Josiah Bartlett Award, created to recognize physicians who exemplify the broad achievements of Dr. Bartlett, who signed the Declaration of Independence, authored the Articles of Confederation and then served as New Hampshire’s first governor and first Supreme Court chief justice. She was also honored as the first recipient of the NHMS’s Marjorie Parsons Award, given by the society to a female physician whose “personal integrity and skills exemplify the role of the true physician and bring credit to the honored profession.”
In addition to chairing the AMA Council on Medical Service, Dr. Tuttle has served as chair of the New England delegation to the AMA, state chair to the AMA Organized Medical Staff Section and as a member of the AMA Dermatology Section Council. She currently serves as the AMA representative on the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement Foundation Board and the COLA Board, and has served on numerous other AMA committees and task forces.
A past president of the medical staff at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, N.H., she also served on the hospital’s board of trustees, was a founding member of the board of directors of the New Hampshire Endowment for Health and was a past president of the New England Council of State Medical Societies.
Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Va., Dr. Tuttle attended the University of Maine where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa her junior year and later into Phi Kappa Phi. She received her MD from the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, which honored her with its 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award for her service to medicine and significant achievement in organized medicine. She did her dermatology training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, from which she has received two Presidential Citations, and is certified by the American Board of Dermatology.
Dr. Tuttle has been in solo private practice for 34 years and remains active in her community. After serving eight years as the mayor of Lebanon, Dr. Tuttle was awarded a key to the city and a gubernatorial citation recognizing her as the longest serving mayor in the city’s history.