AMA Member Spotlight
Celebrating inspired members who are relentlessly moving medicine through advocacy, education, patient care and practice innovation.
Rohit Abraham, Future Physician
"I sit on a couple nonprofit health boards, advocate for issues I care about on Capitol Hill and regularly volunteer with community engagement efforts to address the opioid crisis."
Grayson Armstrong, MD, MPH
"I advocate to make sure that the medical education of future physicians is of the highest quality and takes advantage of the latest advances in technology."
Tiffani Bell, MD
"It is my mission to live a life of passion, where I find purpose and joy in my work and daily life. Balance is key! I believe that is how members truly move medicine."
Christopher Clifford, MD
"Seeing the need for health care in this population and observing how even a single physician can make a substantial difference inspired me to pursue medicine."
Karen Dionesotes, MPH, Future Physician
"By being an active member within our American Medical Association, I help move medicine by being active in policy and advocacy."
William Estes, Future Physician
"This year I’m serving as a member of the AMA’s federal advocacy team in Washington. The office strives to provide America’s doctors with a keen eye and respected voice on Capitol Hill, and it’s been a blessing to help out with and learn from this work."
Tyeese L. Gaines, DO
"As an emergency medicine physician, I feel privileged to care for patients at some of their most vulnerable and life-changing moments."
Dionne Hart, MD
"By advocating for patients living with brain disorders, adhering to the values practiced at my alma maters: 'To inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being' by always 'placing the needs of the patient first.'"
Marilyn Heine, MD
"I am honored to serve in our AMA House of Delegates, where we develop policy and on our Council on Legislation, where policy 'is brought to life' through advocacy, positions on legislation and model bills, as we advise our Board of Trustees."
Theodore Mazer, MD
"Advocacy for your patients and your colleagues goes beyond the exam room and needs your participation throughout your career and throughout your lifetime."
S. Bobby Mukkamala, MD
"I move medicine through my work in my county, state and national medical societies. We bear witness to things that aren’t perfect about our health care system, but being a witness is not as satisfying as being part of the solution."
Helene Nepomuceno, MD
"Sometimes it feels like the issues that face medicine are insurmountable, but being part of something larger than myself reminds me that together our voices carry power."
Brandi Ring, MD
"I work with patients who struggle to navigate the health care system and don't feel empowered to advocate for themselves. My AMA provides an effective platform to advocate for my patients, their families and our communities."
Capt. Harold J. Rothenberg II, MD
"I pursued three very diverse specialties—pathology, family medicine, even emergency medicine—to gain the widest possible perspective on what can be done to detect, diagnose, help, cure, comfort."
Carl Streed, MD
"I move medicine by being an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) patients and communities."
Ann Stroink, MD
"I value the opportunity to put patients first and empower patients’ choice in health care decisions while breaking down barriers to efficient and effective care."
Anna Yap, Future Physician
"The trust that patients give to us is humbling, and thus it’s important to me that all of us in health care treat all patients with dignity and justice."
Steven Young, MD
"Whether it is advocating on behalf of our patients at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Legislative meetings or on Capitol Hill in D.C., I am asking our legislators to consider how best to assist our patients."