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Council & Committee Nominations

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Council and Committee Nominations

Nominate yourself or a colleague for a position on the AMA councils and committees.

Nomination Process Instructions

The AMA is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in every facet of organized medicine. The organization encourages members to consider nominating diverse candidates, such as historically underrepresented minorities, women, LGBTQ and international medical graduates for positions on AMA councils/committees.

  • Sponsoring organizations should determine the candidate’s willingness to serve, if selected, prior to submitting nominations.
  • Physician members of AMA councils/committees must be active members of the AMA at the time of election/appointment and throughout the duration of their term.
  • Nominations for AMA councils/committees should be presented on the council/committee nomination form.
  • Nominations for AMA Councils are due on March 15 every year unless otherwise noted. (Nominations for AMPAC are due on July 15—every even year).
  • All pertinent information must be provided within the space provided on the form. Please complete multiple forms for multiple nominations.
  • The sponsor's statement should be at least 50 words and no more than 250.
  • Please enclose executive curriculum vitae (no more than 3 pages) for the candidate, with the nomination form.
  • Maximum of 2 letters of support or endorsement may be included with nomination packet.
  • Review carefully the AMA's Conflict of Interest Policy and Council Principles, which provide explanatory text and examples. If you are the one seeking an AMA leadership position (and are successful), you must complete and return the conflict of interest disclosure form that will be sent to you.
  •  If seeking a leadership position in a separate organization, please also review their disclosure form and determine if you will be able to comply with that organization's conflict of interest policy.

Review Documents

While reviewing these documents, consider if there are pending or anticipated matters that may occur during your term of office which could adversely impact your license to practice medicine or ability to discharge fully the duties you are seeking—without embarrassment to yourself, the AMA or the other organization.

The Office of General Counsel will conduct an enhanced due-diligence review for all announced candidates for election to Councils, that includes:

  • An Internet search by name
  • A check of the AMA Masterfile to confirm current unrestricted licensure in at least 1 state
  • A check of the National Practitioner Data Bank to confirm the absence of any adverse reports written within the past 5 years
  • Confirmation with the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for any exclusions from federal health care programs

If you have questions about these documents (including how to complete the conflict of interest disclosure form), contact Beth LaRocca, senior division counsel, at [email protected] or Jacqueline Krupka, executive assistant, at [email protected], in the AMA's Office of General Counsel.

Please email nominations by the posted deadline to: [email protected]

For additional information contact:
Nadine Siewnarine
(312) 464-4468

Students, please visit the Medical Student Opportunities page for information and the nomination form.

Election Process and Rules

Officers, trustees and 4 councils are elected by the House of Delegates at the Annual Meeting. This process allows delegates the opportunity to become acquainted with the candidates and their views. Nominations for these offices are widely solicited throughout the Federation. The campaigns are often spirited and are conducted under rules established by the House, which are modified from time to time. Elections are by secret ballot and are under the supervision of the Committee on Rules and Credentials and the chief teller, who are appointed by the speaker and vice speaker. Individuals intending to seek election should review the election process and campaign rules document (PDF).

AMA Council Rosters

AMA Political Action Committee

Appointed by the Board of Trustees
Term length: 2 years
Maximum tenure: 4 terms

Resident/Student
Term length: 2 years
Maximum tenure: 2 terms

Current Members and Eligibility for Reappointment

Armstrong, Grayson W. (resident): 2018
Buckley, Brooke Mattern: 2018
Fleischman, Steven J.: 2018
Ford, Linda B. (observer to Council on Legislation): 2018
Galper, Benjamin Z.: 2018
GnanaDev, Dev A.: 2018
Imbeau, Stephen A.: 2018
Jeney, Ashtin Brooke (student): 2018
Kora, Vidya S. (chair): 2018*
Milam, James L.: 2018
Suk, Michael: 2018
Thorstenson, Lyle S. (secretary): 2018
Maximum tenure; not eligible for reappointment

Council on Constitution and Bylaws

Elected by the House of Delegates
Term length: 4 years
Maximum tenure: 2 terms

Current Members and Eligibility for Re-election

Anderson, Ariel M. (resident): 2021
Austin, Patricia L. (vice chair): 2022
Bailey, Susan R. (ex-officio): 2019
Butler, Madelyn E.: 2022
Cohen, Jerome C. (chair): 2021
Colone, Pino D.: 2020
McAvoy, Kieran E. (student): 2019*
Reilly Sr., Kevin C.: 2022
Scott, Bruce A. (ex-officio): 2019
Willins, Colette R.: 2019*
Maximum tenure; not eligible for re-election

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs

Nominated by the president-elect and elected by the House of Delegates
Term length: 7 years
Maximum tenure: 1 term

Resident term length: 3 years
Maximum tenure: 2 terms

Student term length: 2 years
Maximum tenure: 2 terms

Current Members and Eligibility for Re-election

Chernoby, Kimberly A. (resident): 2021
Fleming, David A.: 2024
Lazarus, Jeremy A.: 2025
Moseley, Kathryn L. (vice chair): 2020
Rosenau, Alexander M.: 2022
Sabin, James E. (chair): 2019*
Schleimer, Lauren E. (student): 2019
Schwartz, Peter A.: 2023
Spillman, Monique A.: 2021
Maximum tenure; not eligible for re-election

Council on Legislation

Appointed by the Board of Trustees
Term length: 1 year
Maximum tenure: 8 terms

Current Members and Eligibility for Reappointment

Aizuss, David H.: 2019
Appareddy, VijayaLakshmi: 2019
Arora, Hans C. (resident): 2019
Carpenter, Mary S.: 2019
Floyd, Gary W.: 2019
Ford, Linda B. (AMPAC observer to Council on Legislation): 2019
Heine, Marilyn J.: 2019
Irish, Elizabeth A. (Alliance representative): 2019
Kataria, Tripti C.: 2019
Singh, Ajeet (student): 2019*
Smith, Heather A.: 2019
Tayloe Jr., David T. (vice chair): 2019
Underwood III, Willie (chair): 2019*
Van Beek, Marta: 2019
Maximum tenure; not eligible for reappointment

Council on Long Range Planning & Development

Appointed by the Board of Trustees and the House of Delegates Speaker
Term length: 4 years
Maximum tenure: 2 terms

Resident term length: 3-years
Maximum tenure: 2 terms

Student appointed annually

Current Members and Eligibility for Reappointment

Appointed by BOT

Cabbabe, Edmond B.: 2021
Chou, Clarence P.: 2020
Ekman, John S. (student): 2019*
Loomis, Glenn A.: 2019*
Thal, Gary D.: 2021
Maximum tenure; not eligible for reappointment

Appointed by Speaker of HOD

Berger, Michelle A.: 2022
Goodyear, James A. (vice chair): 2021
Herzog, Alfred (chair): 2019*
Lecuyer, Matthew E. (resident): 2019
Pryor, Shannon P.: 2020
Maximum tenure; not eligible for reappointment

Council on Medical Education

Elected by the House of Delegates
Term length: 4 years
Maximum tenure: 2 terms

Resident term length: 3 years

Student appointed annually

Current Members and Eligibility for Re-election

Abraham, Rohit (student): 2019*
Bello, Jacqueline A. (chair-elect): 2021
Berkowitz, Carol D. (chair): 2019*
Goldberg, Robert B.: 2021
Jumper, Cynthia A.: 2020
Kirk, Lynne M.: 2019*
Puscas, Liana: 2021
Rao, Niranjan V.: 2022
Selby, Luke V. (resident): 2020
Tomei, Krystal L.: 2021
Turner, Patricia L.: 2019*
Williams, John P.: 2019
Maximum tenure; not eligible for re-election

Council on Medical Service

Elected by the House of Delegates
Term length: 4 years
Maximum tenure: 2 terms

Resident term length: 3-years
Maximum tenure: 2 terms

Student appointed annually

Current Members and Eligibility for Re-election

Chu, Betty S.: 2022
Davuluri, Meena (resident): 2020
Egbert, Lisa: 2021
Epstein, Stephen K.: 2022
Harmon, W. Alan (chair-elect): 2020
Hinsdale, James G. (chair): 2019*
Jeffers, Lynn L.C.: 2020
Lockhart, Asa C.: 2022
Madejski, Thomas J.: 2019
Rege, Sheila: 2022
Smith, Sarah M. (student): 2019*
Young, Lynda M.: 2021
Maximum tenure; not eligible for re-election

Council on Science and Public Health

Elected by the House of Delegates
Term length: 4 years
Maximum tenure: 2 terms

Resident term length: 3 years

Student appointed annually

Current Members and Eligibility for Re-election

Carlo, John T.: 2021
Chatman, Robyn F. (chair): 2019*
Deep, Noel N.: 2019
Ding, Alexander: 2020
Ekaireb, Rachel (student): 2019*
Geraci-Ciardullo, Kira A.: 2022
LaPlante, Mary E.: 2021
Lubrano, Michael C. (resident): 2020
Miller, Michael M. (chair-elect): 2022
Ranasinghe, Padmini D.: 2022
Smoller, Bruce M.: 2019
Welsh, David J.: 2020
Maximum tenure; not eligible for re-election

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