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Susan R. Bailey, MD

Specialty:
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology/Pediatrics
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Term:
2020-2021
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Susan R. Bailey, MD, an allergist/immunologist from Fort Worth, Texas, was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. Previously, she served as president-elect of the AMA for one year, speaker of the AMA House of Delegates for four years and as vice speaker for four years.

Dr. Bailey, who has been active in the AMA since medical school when she served as chair of the AMA Medical Student Section, has held numerous leadership positions with the AMA. These include serving as chair of both the Advisory Panel on Women in Medicine and the AMA Council on Medical Education, as well as representing the AMA on the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the American Board of Medical Specialties, and COLA.

Her long history of service in helping guide organized medicine extends to the local and state levels as well. She has served as board chair and president of the Tarrant County Medical Society, and as vice speaker, speaker and president of the Texas Medical Association.

Dr. Bailey is an allergist in private practice, and has been with Fort Worth Allergy and Asthma Associates for over 30 years. She completed her residency in general pediatrics and a fellowship in allergy/immunology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minn., and is board certified in allergy and immunology, and pediatrics and has been awarded the title of Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

In addition to receiving her medical degree with honors from the Texas A&M University College of Medicine
as a member of its charter class, Dr. Bailey was later appointed to the Texas A&M System Board of Regents by then Gov. George W. Bush, and has been named a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M University and of Texas A&M University College of Medicine.

Dr. Bailey is married to W. Douglas Bailey, has two sons and one grandson, and is an elder and longtime choir member of her church.

2020–2021

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Despite advances, gender disparities persist in medicine

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Susan R. Bailey, MD

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Marking the tragic milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths

Each death is an irreplaceable loss, and we can’t grow numb to the suffering. We must renew our efforts to prevent further infections and deaths.

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Now’s the time to have a difficult talk about physician suicide

Physicians have one of the highest rates of suicide of any profession. We can prevent these tragic deaths, and a key step is to change the way we talk about them.

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Leadership

Words and actions that erode trust in the CDC hurt us all

Risking the credibility of institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is beyond unacceptable—it is unconscionable.

Susan R. Bailey, MD

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Recurring PPE shortages must be resolved now

The persistent shortage of N95 masks, gowns and other forms of PPE jeopardizes our ability to fight the surging case load across the country.

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