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Andrew W. Gurman, MD

Andrew W. Gurman, MD

Andrew W. Gurman, MD, an orthopaedic hand surgeon from Altoona, Pa., was elected president-elect of the American Medical Association in June 2015. Previously he served as speaker of and vice speaker of the AMA House of Delegates for eight years. He is a delegate from Pennsylvania and has been a member of the Pennsylvania delegation for 20 years.

Dr. Gurman previously served as the speaker and vice speaker of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) House of Delegates and was also a member of its board of trustees and executive board. He has presided over the reorganization of the PAMED House of Delegates meeting and streamlined its business.

Dr. Gurman twice served as chairman of PAMPAC, the political action committee of PAMED. He has served as a key congressional contact for PAMED and has served on the American Society for Surgery of the Hand's council on governmental relations.

A native of New York City, Dr. Gurman grew up in Mount Vernon, N.Y. He attended Syracuse University and received his MD degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, in 1980. He served his surgical internship and orthopaedic residency at the Montefiore Hospital/ Albert Einstein Hospitals in the Bronx, N.Y., and completed his fellowship in hand surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute in New York City.

Dr. Gurman is in solo practice in Altoona. He has served as chair of the Altoona Hospital bylaws committee and orthopaedic surgery peer review committee, as well as chief of the orthopaedic service.

Dr. Gurman is a past president of the Blair County Medical Society. He has served as professional chair for the United Way campaign, and he has also been a member of the board of trustees of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Gurman resides in Hollidaysburg, Pa., with his wife, Nancy. They have two grown children.