Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates on June 14, 2022.
Officers and four councils are elected by the American Medical Association House of Delegates (HOD) at the Annual Meeting. The elections are by secret ballot and are conducted under the supervision of the Committee on Rules and Credentials and the chief teller, who are appointed by the speaker and vice speaker, who are responsible for overall administration of the elections.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Young Physicians Section, the Specialty and Service Society (SSS), the Academic Physicians Section, the Wisconsin Medical Society and GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality are all pleased to endorse Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, for election as president-elect of the American Medical Association.
Dr. Ehrenfeld is board certified in both anesthesiology and clinical informatics and has an extensive background in advocacy, health care policy and an academic portfolio which is deep in teaching, service and clinical research. He is a senior associate dean and tenured professor of anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI), an adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology and Health Policy at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) and an adjunct professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Bethesda, MD).
Dr. Ehrenfeld leads a $560 million statewide health philanthropy, while also caring for patients each week in the operating room. His research, which focuses on understanding how digital technology can improve surgical safety and patient outcomes, has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His work has led to the publication of more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Systems and has co-authored 18 clinical textbooks that have been translated into multiple languages. An Emmy-nominated photographer, Dr. Ehrenfeld has received numerous awards including a White House News Photographers Association award and the inaugural Sexual & Gender Minority Research Investigator Award from the director of the NIH.
Dr. Ehrenfeld holds a doctor of medicine from The University of Chicago and a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his residency and fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. A combat veteran and former U.S. Navy Commander, Dr. Ehrenfeld deployed to Afghanistan during both Operation Enduring Freedom and Resolute Support Mission and served as a special advisor to the 20th U.S. Surgeon General.
“Now more than ever, our AMA needs a president who can unify the House of Medicine, from sea to shining sea. While we may serve patients from different geographies, using different approaches and working in different practice modalities, we share a common purpose: to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. As your president, I will bring us back together and ensure that the voice of physicians is always the loudest and most effective voice in the room.”
For more information, see www.drjesse.com.