AMA Member Spotlight

Celebrating inspiring members who are relentlessly moving medicine through advocacy, education, patient care and practice innovation.

Stephanie Strohbeen, Future Physician

"Being able to give back to my community makes me proud of myself and proud that I am able to show my children the impact that they can have by leading by example..."

AMA President Barbara L. McAneny, MD, an oncologist 

Barbara McAneny, MD

"Pick a specialty that speaks to your heart and your mind—making money is not that important. As a cancer doctor, when I am talking with patients about the end of their life, they never say they wish they had a bigger house or a fancier car." 

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Patrice Harris, MD

"I think it's important to be advocates for our profession but also for our patients. Members can move medicine. Members have moved medicine. Members will continue to move medicine..."

David Welsh, MD

"There's lots of complex problems out there but if you put the patient first, all the other things will take care of themselves." 

Josh Lesko, MD

"I seek to educate my peers regarding the issues threatening our profession and recruit them to the fight."

Frank Clark, MD

"I was encouraged to go to my first meeting by one of my mentors ... she encouraged me to check out the AMA if I wanted to be an agent of change ... " 

Grayson Armstrong, MD

"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."

Cyndi Yag-Howard, MD

"Banding together with our patients is key to us having any impact in Washington or in our own communities... Please, get involved. What's holding you back?" 

Hilary Fairbrother, MD

"I encourage my students to join the AMA because I want them to be part of a solution. By joining together, physicians can make demonstrative change in healthcare." 

Ann Stroink, MD

" I want people to have ready access to care. I think no matter what area or specialty you practice, you have to understand where you fit in this world." 

Nancy Church, MD

"I am a doctor because I love my patients. I love interacting with them. I love that I am making an impression on their lives and helping them become more than what they thought they could be." 

Noel Deep, MD

"I hope to make a difference in the lives of my patients and improve the profession for my colleagues."

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