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About Us

The American Medical Association Minority Affairs Section (MAS) is guided by a nine-member Governing Council that includes three at-large members and one representative each from the AMA Medical Student Section, the Resident and Fellows Section, and the Young Physicians Section. The AMA-MAS also maintains an ongoing liaison with national ethnic medical associations through the three positions reserved for the National Hispanic Medical Association, National Medical Association, and the Association of American Indian Physicians.

The AMA-MAS Governing Council invites you to join the AMA-MAS today!

AMA-MAS goals and objectives

  • Increase the number of underrepresented minority medical students and physicians.
  • Provide AMA forum for networking and grassroots advocacy on minority issues.
  • Eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities and improve the status of minority health in the US.
  • Promote workforce diversity and cultural competence in the profession.
  • Expand the number and influence of minority physicians in the AMA.
  • Encourage cooperation and collaboration with minority physician medical associations and other relevant organizations.
  • Provide advice/counsel on minority issues to the AMA Board of Trustees and Councils.

Read our Guide to Leadership Opportunities in the AMA


The AMA-MAS Governing Council Members:

Dionne Hart, MD, Chair

Dionne Hart, MD

Chair

Specialty: Psychiatry
June 2011-June 2014
Email: dahart@bop.gov

Niva Lubin-Johnson, MD

Vice Chair

Specialty: Internal Medicine
June 2013-June 2016
Email: nivajoe@sbcglobal.net

Frank Clark, MD

Frank Clark, MD

Resident and Fellow Section Representative

Specialty: Psychiatry
June 2012-June 2014
Email: tapkidmd@gmail.com

Carlos Corral, MD

Carlos Corral, MD

National Hispanic Medical Association Representative

Specialty: Cardiology
Two-year term: June 2011-June 2014
Email: chcorralmd@gmail.com

Kevin Goodluck, MD

Kevin Goodluck, MD

Association of American Indian Physicians Representative

Specialty: Internal Medicine
Two-year term: June 2011-June 2014
Email: drgoodluck@msn.com

Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, FACOG

Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, FACOG

Delegate

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Delegate
June 2011-June 2014
Email: drdramos@hotmail.com

Tyeese Gaines, MD

Tyeese Gaines, MD

At-Large Representative

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
June 2013-June 2016
Email: tyeese@gmail.com

Jacques Ambrose

Jacques Ambrose

Medical Student Section Representative

June 2013 – June 2014
Email: ambrosea@hawaii.edu

Leonard Weather, Jr., MD, R.PH

Leonard Weather, Jr., MD, R.PH

NMA Representative

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
June 2013-June 2016
Email: Dr_weather@msn.com