CHICAGO – The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest physician organization, announced the election of Grayson W. Armstrong, M.D., a Harvard Ophthalmology resident at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, to its Board of Trustees Resident and Fellow seat.
“I am honored to be chosen by my colleagues to represent them on the Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Armstrong. “I am driven to support the mission of the American Medical Association by focusing on the future of medicine. The resident and fellow perspective will be vital as healthcare evolves and medical education shifts to develop young physicians poised to promote the health of the nation, and tackle new challenges.”
Dr. Armstrong began serving as an AMA delegate in medical school. He also serves on the executive committee of the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.
As a medical student, Dr. Armstrong developed a committed interest in health policy leading him to pursue his M.P.H. His focus on domestic and global health policy led him to advise the Jordanian government, and various non-governmental organizations on issues surrounding the Syrian refugee crisis. Dr. Armstrong’s policy interests and leadership ability drove him to found a tele-ophthalmic medical device company in order to bring eye exams to remote areas throughout the globe.
Dr. Armstrong earned his MD at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and his M.P.H. at the Harvard University School of Public Health. As Harvard Ophthalmology chief resident and director of the Mass. Eye and Ear Ocular Trauma Service in the 2019-20 academic year, he will help oversee the clinical and surgical education of 24 residents.
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