CHICAGO — The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest physician organization, announced today the election of plastic surgeon Lynn Jeffers, M.D., MBA, FACS, to its Board of Trustees.

An active AMA member since medical school, Dr. Jeffers has served as chair of the AMA’s Council on Medical Services and is the former president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

“I know the power of organized medicine in moving health care forward. I’m excited to play a larger role now, working with my AMA colleagues in advocating for policies that will help our profession and patients,” Dr. Jeffers said. “I want to make sure that practices remain viable across all practice types—private practice, employed and academic—and I look forward to working as a member of the Board of Trustees to find solutions that respect different practice arrangements and needs.”

Dr. Jeffers’s earliest exposure to medicine was sitting in the hospital lobby, waiting to catch a glimpse of her father during his residency. Later she worked in his solo private practice after school and on weekends, helping with the books and answering phones. She earned her undergraduate and medical degrees, as well as an MBA, from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Jeffers has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has previously taught residents-in-training and medical students. She led her specialty society and two hospitals through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her interest in technology and innovation in health care led to the formation of the ASPS / Medtech Innovators plastic surgery accelerator during her ASPS presidency.

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