Barbara L. McAneny, MD
AMA Affiliated Groups
- Former President, American Medical Association,
Barbara L. McAneny, MD, a board-certified medical oncologist/hematologist from Albuquerque, N.M., became the 173rd president of the American Medical Association in June 2018.
Why the AMA is committed to a diverse physician workforce
Texas Tech’s decision to no longer consider race in medical school admissions decisions is a setback to the profession’s efforts on diversity and health equity.
New AMA anti-harassment policies the right step for the profession
We take a zero-tolerance approach to harassment. Complaints should be independently and promptly investigated according to the highest standards.
Solution to health plan quandary lies with improved ACA
Medicare for All model would be unsustainable and disrupt the employer-sponsored health coverage that most Americans have and are satisfied with.
We cannot let changes to Title X put women’s health at risk
The AMA and leaders across medicine filed a lawsuit to block the Administration’s rule that would decimate the Title X program and limit the medical advice physicians can give their patients.
Landmark deal on medication-assisted treatment a model for nation
A breakthrough in Pennsylvania eliminates prior authorization for lifesaving treatment for opioid-use disorder. Every other state should follow suit.
Confronting harassment within medicine head on
The AMA House of Delegates took unanimous action on the issue, reaffirming the Association’s age-old commitment to equity, fairness and respect.
Why women physicians need to know the business side of health care
Barbara L. McAneny, MD, president of the AMA, emphasizes that if women physicians can speak the language of business, they can speak the language of power.
Challenging gender bias in the house of medicine
All physicians, men and women, earned the same title through a rigorous and universal standard. That standard should apply to opportunities and compensation.