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.





“Experience. Integrity. Edwards.”

This was my campaign motto six years ago when I first asked for your support for a seat on the AMA Board of Trustees. Today, as I ask for your vote for president-elect, I’m adding passion and purpose as key attributes we share as AMA leaders.

Looking back over my decades in AMA leadership, I see how passion and purpose have driven my efforts to support our profession:

  • Inaugural member and chair of the Women Physicians Congress (now WPS)
  • Chair, HOD Committee on Compensation of Officers
  • Chair and member, Council on Constitution and Bylaws
  • As a board member:
    • Chair, Task Force on Health Equity
    • Liaison to AMAF, COL, RFS, CLRPD, WPS, MAS, LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee
    • Chair, Board Awards and Nominating Committee

I currently represent our AMA on the Sequoia Project Board, a national organization focused on addressing HIE interoperability.

I serve my community as a private practice internist and I served my country as a Navy reserves officer for twenty-four years, including four years of active duty.

My passion for organized medicine ranges from the local county to the state to national medical leadership offices. And, when the work is done, my down-time passions include cheering on my beloved Baltimore Ravens, scuba diving and skiing.

My decades of AMA leadership have been supported extensively by my talented and respected colleagues. As I seek our association’s highest office, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to my endorsing organizations: MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, the Maryland Delegation to the AMA, American College of Physicians, Minority Affairs Section, National Medical Association and the Southeastern Delegation to the AMA.

I look forward to connecting with you as we plan to meet in June. We are at our best when we gather to exchange ideas and learn together as the House of Medicine.

I humbly ask for your vote for president-elect of our AMA.


Willarda V. Edwards, MD, MBA, FACP

Come visit me at www.medchi.org/willarda!

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