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.

Bruce A. Scott, M.D., an otolaryngologist from Kentucky, was sworn in as the 179th president of the AMA. With Dr. Scott’s inauguration as AMA president, the office passed from Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., M.P.H, an anesthesiologist from Wisconsin. With the conclusion of his presidential term, Dr. Ehrenfeld is the AMA immediate past president.

Bobby Mukkamala, M.D., an otolaryngologist from Flint, Mich., was voted president-elect of the AMA. Dr. Mukkamala will become AMA president in June 2025.

Michael Suk, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., an orthopaedic surgeon from Pennsylvania, is the new chair of the AMA Board of Trustees, and David H. Aizuss, M.D., an ophthalmologist from California, is the new chair-elect of the AMA Board of Trustees.

The other executive committee members on the AMA Board of Trustees for 2024-2025 are:

  • Toluwalasé A. Ajayi, M.D., a pediatrician, adult and pediatric palliative medicine physician, and clinical translational researcher from California, is secretary.
  • Lisa Bohman Egbert, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist from Ohio, is speaker of the AMA House of Delegates.
  • Willie Underwood, III, M.D., M.Sc., M.P.H., a urologist from New York, is immediate past chair.

The new members of the Board of Trustees are:

  • Geralyn R. Breig, the public member of the AMA Board and a Revlon executive from Connecticut.
  • Melissa J. Garretson, M.D., a pediatric emergency medicine physician from Texas.
  • Lynn Jeffers, M.D., M.B.A., a plastic surgeon from California.
  • David J. Welsh, M.D., M.B.A., a surgeon from Indiana.

Returning members of the Board of Trustees are:

  • John H. Armstrong, M.D., a trauma surgeon from Florida, is vice speaker of the AMA House of Delegates.
  • Madelyn E. Butler, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist from Florida.
  • Alexander Ding, M.D., M.S., M.B.A, a radiologist from Kentucky.
  • Scott Ferguson, M.D., a diagnostic radiologist from Arkansas.
  • Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, M.D., an internist from Georgia.
  • Marilyn J. Heine, M.D., an emergency medicine and hematology oncology physician from Pennsylvania.
  • Pratistha Koirala, M.D., Ph.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist resident in Connecticut.
  • Ilse R. Levin, D.O., M.P.H. & T.M., an internist and epidemiologist from Maryland.
  • Aliya Siddiqui, M.S., a medical student from Illinois.

Members of the AMA Board of Trustees are elected by physicians and medical students representing more than 190 state and specialty medical societies who gather for the Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates, the AMA’s policy-making 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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