CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA) honored Robert “Bob” W. Seligson, executive vice president and CEO of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS), with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership, commitment and advocacy on behalf of physicians and their patients in North Carolina. The award honors a medical association executive who has contributed substantially to the goals and ideals of the medical profession.

“For more than 25 years Robert Seligson has been a formidable force in North Carolina, working tirelessly on initiatives and policy making that have served patients and physicians in communities across the state,” said AMA Board Chair Russ Kridel, M.D. “His leadership skills have successfully guided positive and meaningful change in North Carolina that have contributed to the goals and ideals of the medical profession.”

As CEO of NCMS, Seligson modernized and streamlined the organization’s governance and helmed major victories in medical liability reform and Medicaid managed care. Seligson also continues to address major public health issues through his leadership, such as the opioid epidemic and social determinants of health. In addition to his role at NCMS, he serves as a member of the AMA’s Team-Based Care Task Force and is the past president of the American Association of Medical Society Executives.

The AMA presented the award to Seligson during the November 2020 Special Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.

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