CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) today introduced the 21 members of its Board of Trustees for the coming year following elections held during the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.

Jack Resneck Jr., M.D., a dermatologist from the San Francisco Bay area, was sworn in as the 177th president of the AMA. With Dr. Resneck’s inauguration as AMA president, the office passed from Gerald E. Harmon, M.D., a family medicine physician from Pawleys Island, S.C., With the conclusion of his term as AMA president, Dr. Harmon assumed the office of AMA immediate past president.

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., M.P.H, an anesthesiologist from Wisconsin, was voted president-elect of the AMA. Dr. Ehrenfeld will become AMA president in June 2023.

Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, M.D., an internist from Atlanta, Ga. is the new chair of the AMA Board of Trustees, and Willie Underwood, III, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H., a urologist from Buffalo, N.Y., is the new chair-elect of the Board

The other executive committee members on the Board of Trustees for 2022-2023 are:

  • Bobby Mukkamala, M.D., an otolaryngologist from Flint, Mich., is immediate past chair.
  • Bruce A. Scott, M.D., an otolaryngologist from Louisville, Ky., is speaker of the AMA House of Delegates.
  • Michael Suk, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., an orthopaedic surgeon from Danville, Penn., is secretary.

The new members of the Board of Trustees are:

  • Toluwalasé (Lasé) Ajayi, M.D., a pediatrician, pediatric and adult palliative medicine specialist, and clinical researcher from San Diego, Calif.
  • Alexander Ding, M.D., M.S., M.B.A, a radiologist from Louisville, Ky.
  • Marilyn Heine, M.D., a hematologist from Dresher, Penn.

Returning members of the Board of Trustees are:

  • David H. Aizuss, M.D., an ophthalmologist from Encino, Calif.
  • Madelyn E. Butler, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist from Tampa, Fla.
  • Willarda V. Edwards, M.D., M.B.A., an internist from Baltimore, Md.
  • Lisa Bohman Egbert, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist from Kettering, Ohio, and vice speaker of the AMA House of Delegates
  • Scott Ferguson, M.D., a diagnostic radiologist from West Memphis, Ark.
  • Drayton Charles Harvey, a medical student and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine.
  • Pratistha Koirala, M.D., Ph.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist resident in Danbury, Conn.
  • Ilse R. Levin, D.O., M.P.H. & T.M., an internist and epidemiologist from Silver Spring, Md.
  • Thomas J. Madejski, M.D., a geriatrician and palliative care specialist from Medina, N.Y.
  • Harris Pastides, Ph.D., M.P.H., president emeritus and interim president of the University of South Carolina and the public member of the AMA Board from Folly Beach, S.C.

Members of the AMA Board of Trustees are elected by physicians and medical students representing more than 190 state and specialty medical societies who gathered for the Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates, the AMA’s policymaking body. The mission of the AMA is the promotion of the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

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