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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"I have spent my career fighting to preserve physician choice, autonomy, patient protections, and the doctor-patient relationship. I want to emphasize the importance of the AMA Board of Trustees as advocates for the AMA House of Delegates, our medical profession, and especially for our patients. I look forward to continuing to learn, listen, and lead as an AMA Trustee and ask for your vote to serve on the Board."

Elected to the AMA Board of Trustees in June 2018, Scott Ferguson, MD, has a long history of representing physicians and patients at every level. Dr. Ferguson is a member of the executive committee of the AMA Board of Trustees and serves as the Secretary of the Board. He is a past chairman of the Board’s Finance Committee. During his time on the board, he has served as the AMA representative to the PCPI board of directors and its Executive Committee, to the AMA Council on Medical Education, and the AMA Council on Science and Public Health. Dr. Ferguson has also been a trustee liaison to the AMA International Medical Graduates Section, the Minority Affairs Section, the AMA Women Physicians Section Governing Council and the Coalition for Physician Accountability. As a long-term advocate for physician lead teams, he serves on the executive committee of the Scope of Practice Partnership (SOPP).

Prior to serving on the BOT, Dr. Ferguson served as a State President, and a state delegate to the AMA from Arkansas. Dr. Ferguson is a former chair of the AMA Council on Legislation and served on COL for eight years. He was also chairman of the FDA National Mammography Quality Advisory Committee.

Dr. Ferguson is endorsed by the Southeastern Delegation of the AMA, the Arkansas Medical Society, the American College of Radiology, the AMA Section Council on Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the Arkansas Radiologic Society, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the American College of Radiation Oncology and the International Medical Graduates section.

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As a member of the state legislature in Arkansas, Dr Ferguson was a driving force for physicians and patients, working on landmark legislation including “any willing provider,” the comprehensive children’s health care program (CHIP), childhood vaccinations/immunizations, and enhanced medical care for pregnant women, newborns and mastectomy patients. Since leaving the state legislature, Dr. Ferguson has continued to spearhead efforts for tort reform, network adequacy, and expansion of health care coverage and telehealth. While serving on the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine Admissions Committee, Dr. Ferguson was a champion for medical education, working in and out of government to achieve additional residency slots in Arkansas.

A practicing radiologist in West Memphis, Arkansas Dr. Ferguson is a fellow of the American College of Radiology. He received the Distinguished Service Award from his state radiological society. He has served as the President of his county medical society and of the Arkansas Medical Society, where he also served as chairman of the society’s Legislative Committee as well as the PAC Committee for 10 years. Prior to being elected to the AMA Board of Trustees, he served on and chaired the Arkansas delegation to the AMA House of Delegates and served as vice chair of the AMA Radiology Section Council.

Dr. Ferguson’s passion for advocacy is shared by his wife, Deborah, a current member of the Arkansas state legislature. They have three children: Catherine, an emergency medicine physician in California, Scott, a software engineer in California, and Caroline, a PhD graduate of Stanford University living in Austin, Texas.

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