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.

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  • Padmini Ranasinghe, MD, MPH strives to be a thoughtful and passionate advocate for physicians, patients and health in the community since her medical school.
  • Dedicated to serving all populations in need, Dr. Ranasinghe is a compassionate front-line physician in inner-city Baltimore who daily encounters both extremes of our American health care system.
  • She is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with research interests in post-disaster psychological health and the well-being of physicians and medical students.
  • A clinician educator for medical students, residents and public health students at Johns Hopkins, she actively mentors students from a wide range of backgrounds and was inducted to the Distinguished Teacher Society by Johns Hopkins medical students
  • An academic hospitalist/internist, she completed her 4-year combined internal medicine and preventive medicine residency at Yale/Griffin in 2006, when she also completed an MPH at Yale focusing on chronic diseases epidemiology.
  • Padmini graduated from the University of Colombo Medical Faculty in Sri Lanka and has collaborated and traveled internationally to provide better health care to less privileged communities.
  • She has completed an informatics program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and recently served on a WHO panel on chronic disease prevention for Europe.
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  • During the last two decades, Padmini has served in many roles in professional organizations making her a well-rounded clinician-educator with a global outlook on health care.
  • Dr. Ranasinghe has been an active contributor at AMA since receiving the 2007 Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award.
  • She has served two terms on the IMG Section Governing Council and as the IMG Section chair.
  • Currently, she serves on the Maryland delegation to the AMA and as vice speaker of HOD of MedChi, the Maryland Medical Society. She is a past president of the Baltimore City Medical Society.
  • During the past four years, Padmini was actively contributing to the work of our CSAPH with her expertise in medicine, public health, disaster medicine, informatics and physician well-being.
  • She feels privileged to contribute to building a health care system that crosses all barriers and benefits everyone equally.
  • Her interest in rapidly advancing technology in health care will be an asset to the council for guiding our AMA towards a sustainable medical future.
  • As the world moves on to the post-pandemic world, Padmini understands the critical role played by CSAPH in promoting the science of medicine as a unifying common ground, with the hope that medical authority can serve as an island of trust for the public.

Padmini is endorsed by:

  • MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society
  • The Maryland Delegation to the AMA
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • AMA International Medical Graduates Section (IMGS)
  • Section Council on Preventive Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins Medical Staff and AMA Medical Student Chapter
  • Southeastern Delegation
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